Managing the Reality of Virtual Organizations 2016

Auteur: Sandhya Shekhar
Taal: Engels
Managing the Reality of Virtual Organizations
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9788132227359
  • Druk: 1st ed. 2016
  • maart 2016
  • 263 pagina's
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This book strengthens the intuitive with the scientific in managing Virtual Organizations (VO) that are proliferating exponentially, due to the twin catalysts of globalization and technology enablement. It provides conceptual frameworks and simple tools to diagnose and deal with the complexities of managing geographically dispersed, virtually-linked organizations, which might have grown organically or inorganically, into a potpourri of multiple cultures, capabilities and practices. These can help to objectively assess the impact of virtualization, balance the physical with the virtual and manage risks through early indicators. It highlights that it is not geographic distance but multiple dimensions of Virtual Distances that are difficult to transcend. The book provides mechanisms to recognize, localize, measure and address these distances and vulnerabilities, besides assessing the structural robustness of the VO. Knowledge Transfer Effectiveness becomes critical, in a milieu where success is predicated on an organization’s ability to operate seamlessly across multiple boundaries. A diagnostic tool has been evolved to measure KTE and isolate problems and weak links to plan effective interventions. A set of critical success factors that could give the globalization strategies of organizations a higher probability of success have been identified. This book interleaves theory with practice and provides insights drawn from conversations with business leaders, exploratory surveys, and in-depth research using a large sample. These reveal some important patterns, some of them counter-intuitive. The strong methodological underpinnings could serve as a useful template for researchers. The models described in this book can be contextualized to suit any organization and enable transposability of learnings, both within and across organizations. The book highlights the fact that VOs might have to be guided by a different set of triggers and inputs for managerial decision-making.


Sandhya Shekhar's wide ranging analysis moves beyond just the technology enabling today's virtualized organizations to a long overdue analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing organizations looking to benefit from this historic levelling of the competitive playing field. Highly recommend to all executives responsible for leading into this brave new virtualized world. - Peter Bars Senior Partner Client Services | Consulting, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Melbourne, Australia This is a fascinating aspect of organisations which is now ubiquitous. The complexity has only increased over time. Given the need for a strong oraganistional framework to support a virtual' organistion, there has been limited focus on this area and I am thus delighted that this book delves into this topic which should assist both the observer and the practitioner. - Sandeep Uppal Managing Director & Head Commercial Banking/ India, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Mumbai, India Virtual Organizations are becoming the new norm. The author has married her vast industry experience, in-depth analysis of several VOs, with strong academic orientation to present new concepts. Organizations will benefit tremendously by diving into the book to unearth the gems that will improve their organizational effectiveness. - Dr. Ambi Parameswaran Advisor (and former CEO and Executive Director) FCB Ulka Advertising, Mumbai, India



1st ed. 2016
maart 2016
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263 pagina's


Sandhya Shekhar
Springer, India, Private Ltd



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