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Еволюция на организационно-структурните модели в управлението
Evolution of orgaizational-structural models in management

Author(s): Kristian Hadjiev
Subject(s): Economy, Business Economy / Management, Social development, Management and complex organizations, Economic development
Published by: Нов български университет
Keywords: Functional hierarchy; Divisional and project structure; Coordinated balanced and secondary matrix structures; New organizational forms - network organizational structure
Summary/Abstract: The report's objects of analysis is the traditional (classical or hybrid) organizational structures.The report’s objects of analysis is the traditional (classical and hybrid) organizational structures. The focus is on the evolution and transformation of organizational models in a high uncertainty environment.The functional, the divisional, the design-matrix structures and the new network organizational forms has been explored. The conclusion is that in a turbulent VUCA environment andconstant pressure for change it is impossible to achieve a competitive advantage in a static organizational structure. The main characteristics, respectively the strengths and weaknesses of the functional, the divisional, the matrix and the network structure, are analyzed based on seven key criteria – the efficiency, adaptability, timeliness, reliability, accountability, adequate external environment and strategy. The research models synthesize different solutions applied in social practice. The organizational form does not guarantee high results at any cost, but it is a necessary means to ensure the realization of strategic corporate goals, to shape cultural attitudes, the motivation process, the rational use of resources, and the adequacy of change. The main thesis of the author is that in terms of specific research and applications of the organizational structure, there are processes of evolution of concepts and a reassessment of common accepted truths and accumulated knowledge.