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Professional Adhocracy, an Appropriate Design for Knowledge Economy in the Light of Mintzberg's Perspective

  • Ali Asghar Pourezzat

    (University of Tehran, Iran)

  • Ghazaleh Taheri Attar

    (Allame Tabatabaei University, Iran)

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    Success in the economy of digital age requires special capabilities. These capacities would be able to make the limited economical resources into valuable products. Among future limitations, limitation of super-specialized and expert human resources is very important and determining. Super-specialized human resources are considered as strategic factors and the structure of future organizations should be designed in a way to best utilize the capability of these resources. Therefore, the main problem of future organizations is exploiting and utilizing the knowledge of super-specialized human resources. In this regard, combining the flexibility of adhocratic organizations and expertise-oriented credit of professional bureaucratic tried to design a relatively appropriate structure in the light of Mintzberg’s perspective in order to succeed in future age or the knowledge-oriented age of digital economy.

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    Article provided by IGI Global in its journal Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (JECO).

    Volume (Year): 7 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 1-20

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    Handle: RePEc:igg:jeco00:v:7:y:2009:i:4:p:1-20
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