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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)


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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  • Ali Asghar Pourezzat & Ghazaleh Taheri Attar, 2009. "Professional Adhocracy, an Appropriate Design for Knowledge Economy in the Light of Mintzberg's Perspective," Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (JECO), IGI Global, vol. 7(4), pages 1-20, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:igg:jeco00:v:7:y:2009:i:4:p:1-20

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