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Mohrman, Susan Albers

Works: 84 works in 274 publications in 2 languages and 11,889 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Honoree
Classifications: HD5660.U5, 658.562
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Susan Albers Mohrman
Useful research : advancing theory and practice by Susan Albers Mohrman( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For decades there has been an ongoing, at times heated, debate over how relevant to real-world organizational concerns academic organizational research should be. The contributors to this book argue that in order to keep organizational research relevant to both theory and practice, research must deviate from the orthodoxy of traditional positivistic research. The true test of whether knowledge is useful to practice is not whether it is “theoretically” impactful but whether it is theoretically impactful and results in improved organizational effectiveness. The contributing authors were selected for their demonstrated ability to conduct useful research and their distinguished academic careers. Part I of the book features active scholars who describe the choices they make and the tactics they employ to ensure that their work advances both theory and practice. In part II, four highly respected researchers reflect on how they approached their careers so that they could have a broad impact on practice and still maintain academic rigor. Part III describes pathways to bring academic knowledge to practice—working with consultancies, executive PhD programs, OD specialists, and professional associations, as well as framing academic concepts in ways that are attention-grabbing, memorable, and credible to practitioners. Part IV looks at institutional constraints and enablers: the prospects for useful research in traditional academic settings like business schools, peer-reviewed journals, and the Academy of Management. Finally, part V sums up the themes of the book and the challenges and opportunities facing researchers who aspire to do research that advances both theory and practice."--Publisher's website
Organizing for sustainability by Susan Albers Mohrman( )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A large literature has been generated about sustainability, and many organizations, governments, communities, and citizens have focused on it. Yet, given how quickly the limits of the current models of the global economy are being approached, we must accelerate the rate at which we learn to operate differently. In this first volume of the Emerald series Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness, our goal is to learn from some of the pioneers articulating these challenges and organizing to address them. There is an urgent need to grow the knowledge bases to guide the transition. For this reason, each chapter in this volume is crafted to bring together the knowledge of practice and theory. The chapters are based on rich empirical data about particular cases in which organizations are, individually or collectively, working to build a more sustainable future. The authors of these chapters also bring theoretical knowledge to bear on these case examples. In so doing, they test the applicability of the formal knowledge base about management and organizations, while refining, modifying, and extending it to increase its usefulness in addressing the challenges of organizing for sustainable effectiveness. By combining knowledge from multiple stakeholders and multiple disciplines, it is the intention of the authors in this book to contribute to the broader learning discourse through which practical organizing solutions are designed and research-based guidance is provided
Creating a strategic human resources organization : an assessment of trends and new directions by Edward E Lawler( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Creating a Strategic Human Resources Organization, the third study on the HR function in large corporations by the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California, measures how changes in the business environment affect human resources and, consequently, whether HR is becoming a strategic business partner. A follow-up to the 1995 and 1998 reports, this edition compares new data with the original studies to note changes and improvements in the selected corporations. This pubication is a CEO report of a study funded by the Human Resources Planning Society and the corporate sponsors of the Center for Effective Organizations."--Jacket
Employee involvement and total quality management : practices and results in Fortune 1000 companies by Edward E Lawler( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business not as usual : rethinking our individual, corporate, and industrial strategies for global competition by Ian I Mitroff( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconfiguring the ecosystem for sustainable healthcare( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 4 extends the examination of Organizing for sustainable healthcare (Volume 2 of the same series, 2012). It presents case studies and theoretical analyses that illustrate practical approaches to, and further the theoretical understanding of, the creation of a more sustainable healthcare. Given economic, ecological, and population trends, the sustainability of healthcare delivery as it is organized today cannot be taken for granted. Politicians, healthcare regulators and professionals worldwide are debating how to redesign todays delivery paradigms to deliver greater value to our societies while consuming fewer resources. Even in countries with national health systems, healthcare organization has been fragmented, diminishing outcome effectiveness and wasting society's resources. With complex value chains and dynamic interactions among various players, the reconfiguration of the healthcare system will require the reconciliation of different often conflicting goals, values, conceptions of social justice, work processes, knowledge bases, and business models. The chapters in this volume build on multiple disciplines and varied approaches to address this complexity
Designing team-based organizations : new forms for knowledge work by Susan Albers Mohrman( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing Team-Based Organizations breaks new ground in tackling the organizational design issues related to the implementation of teams, with a specific focus on the new designs required to support the knowledge-work components of organizations. The authors offer a field-tested design framework to help managers, consultants, human resource specialists, and students of organization design understand and develop structures and systems necessary to support the strategic deployment of teams. Drawing on over fifteen years of research and consulting with such companies as Honeywell, Hewlett Packard, Pacific Bell, General Mills, Pratt and Whitney, Pfizer, and Texas Instruments, they present a detailed, five-step design process for creating new organization designs that empower teams so that they make a real difference
Achieving strategic excellence : an assessment of human resource organizations by Edward E Lawler( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practices are identified that enable HR functions to be high value-added strategic partners."--Jacket
Tomorrow's organization : crafting winning capabilities in a dynamic world by Susan Albers Mohrman( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on eighteen years of in-depth research conducted with Fortune 1000 companies by the Center for Effective Organizations, Tomorrow's Organization is the first book to offer specific hands-on solutions and practical guidelines for creating organizations that can complete successfully in the twenty-first century." "From issues of strategy and structure to leadership and capability development, the authors combine their research and consulting experience to offer the latest thinking and emerging practices today's most successful companies have incorporated to achieve strategic market advantage. And they outline the flatter, more flexible and dynamic designs these companies have instituted. Tomorrow's Organization describes how to design for the new competitive environment - including customer product structures, design issues in networked organizations, and the structuring of global organizations. The contributors reveal which current practices are most likely to prove of lasting value and offer new ways to manage employees through competency-based pay, the new learning contract, and new approaches to executive development. They also provide guidelines for implementing technology as a critical underpinning of new organizational forms."--Jacket
School-based management : organizing for high performance by Susan Albers Mohrman( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School-based management (sbm) has gained popularity as a method for local school participants to improve their schools. As yet, however, there is little empirical evidence supporting a link between sbm and improved school performance. This book examines the sbm strategies that hold the most promise for increasing organizational effectiveness through the lens of an organizational model originally used in the private sector. The "high-involvement" model (Lawler, 1986) has been used successfully to help members of organizations become involved in improving organizational performance. The model is used to view sbm not as a simple transfer of power, but as a change in organizational design. Following the foreword by Allan Odden and Chapter 1, the introduction by the editors, Susan Albers Mohrman and Priscilla Wohlstetter, Part 1 contains six chapters that examine the relationship between sbm and high performance: (1) "High-Involvement Management in the Private Sector" (Susan Albers Mohrman); (2) "School-Based Management: An Overview" (Rodney T. Ogawa and Paula A. White); (3) "Models of High-Performance Schools" (Priscilla Wohlstetter and Roxane Smyer); (4) "The Role of Teachers in School Reform" (Susan Moore Johnson and Kathrine C. Boles); (5) "Education by Charter" (Priscilla Wohlstetter); and (6) "Establishing the Conditions for High Performance" (Priscilla Wohlstetter and Susan Albers Mohrman). The four chapters in part 2 address the change process required for creating high performance: (1) "Making the Transition to High-Performance Management" (Susan Albers Mohrman); (2) "Change in Schools: Lessons from the Literature" (David D. Marsh); (3) "Understanding and Managing the Change Process" (Susan Albers Mohrman and Priscilla Wohlstetter); and (4) "Conclusion: New Directions for School-Based Management" (Patricia Wohlstetter and Susan Albers Mohrman). The final chapter focuses on some new directions that may enhance the impact of SBM--broadening the domain of decision making, expanding the improvement approaches that are used, clarifying the scope of authority at different levels, and delineating the role of management. (Lmi)
Managing complexity in high technology organizations( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating high performance organizations : practices and results of employee involvement and Total Quality Management in Fortune 1000 companies by Edward E Lawler( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of education reform by Priscilla Wohlstetter( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-designing organizations : learning how to create high performance by Susan Albers Mohrman( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizing for sustainable health care by Susan Albers Mohrman( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Healthcare, as it is currently organized, is not sustainable. Healthcare systems in the developed world are encountering increased demand for high quality healthcare but facing societal resource limits. Healthcare managers, professionals and academics worldwide are debating how to redesign its current organizational configurations and delivery paradigms to deliver more with less, amidst profound changes in demographics, increased cost of new technology and changing healthcare priorities. Healthcare is inextricably linked to the overall sustainability of society and it is critical that solutions are found. The chapters in this volume examine healthcare systems that are building the foundations for sustainable, high quality healthcare. Case-based analyses discuss substantive organizing changes aimed at operating within resource limitations, while taking advantage of new knowledge and medical advances that could have an unprecedented positive impact on the health of individuals and societies. The volume also explores the change capabilities and learning mechanisms that healthcare systems need in order to implement fundamental change and continue to improve over time
Designing and leading team-based organizations by Susan Albers Mohrman( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizing for high performance : employee involvement, TQM, reengineering, and knowledge management in the Fortune 1000 : the CEO report by Edward E Lawler( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM contains: entire text of the book, incl. all tables and resources
Strategies for high performance organizations : the CEO report : employee involvement, TQM, and reengineering programs in Fortune 1000 corporations by Edward E Lawler( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devised by leading consultants, strategists, and business theorists - and widely adopted by organizations throughout the world - employee involvement, total quality management, and reengineering have now had time to prove themselves in practice. So what are the results? Do these approaches really work? And if so, how have the companies that embraced them actually managed the strategic and operational changes they implied?
Corporate stewardship : achieving sustainable effectiveness by Susan Albers Mohrman( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stewardship entails a profound understanding and acceptance of the challenges that result from the organization's interdependence with the societal and ecological contexts in which it operates--and of what it takes to embrace the challenges to be a force for building a viable future. This book dares to ask 'why' business leaders should embrace stewardship in the current market where profit reigns supreme. A shift in approach represents fundamental change for the corporate world, and even the most advanced corporations consider themselves to be in the starting block of this transition. The book sets out the practical ways in which corporate stewardship can be achieved through embedding new approaches across the different functions of a business.This book, written by the leading thinkers in sustainability research, provides practical guidance on how companies can resolve the paradoxical challenges they face. How can they be at the same time profitable and responsible, effective and ethical, sustainable and adaptable? It explores what businesses are doing, what they can and should do to effectively respond to external challenges, and focuses on how leaders can create cultures, strategies, and designs far beyond "business as usual".Stewards must not only make proper current use of that which they hold in trust, they also must leave it in better condition for use by future generations. Corporate Stewardship challenges managers, executives, and directors of global corporations to think and act as stewards of both their organizations and the physical and social environments in which they operate. "--Provided by publisher
Assessment of school-based management by Priscilla Wohlstetter( Book )

in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Useful research : advancing theory and practice
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Albers Mohrman, Susan.

Albers Mohrman, Susan 1946-

Mohrman, Susan Albers

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Organizing for sustainabilityCreating a strategic human resources organization : an assessment of trends and new directionsDesigning team-based organizations : new forms for knowledge workAchieving strategic excellence : an assessment of human resource organizationsTomorrow's organization : crafting winning capabilities in a dynamic worldSchool-based management : organizing for high performanceManaging complexity in high technology organizationsCreating high performance organizations : practices and results of employee involvement and Total Quality Management in Fortune 1000 companies