Structure and Globalization: Apply Theory to Practice

To begin this assignment, select an area of organizational development that interests you and can be applied to your work experiences. Locate three articles on your selected area written by different management theorists and published within the past five years in academic literature. The articles may be theory articles, research articles, or a combination. Develop a table within a spreadsheet format, such as Excel, to identify similarities and differences in the theory discussions found in your research. Identify how each may or may not provide a foundation for either a centralized or a decentralized organization.

Then, in a paper, select one theory that you feel is the most effective and best represents your selected area of organizational development. Justify your selection with a succinct and detailed explanation, including specific examples where appropriate.

Support your paper with minimum of five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages plus spreadsheet(s), but not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards where appropriate.

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