organizational architecture

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See form for an explanation distinguishing 'form' or 'organizational form' from terms like M-form, organizational architecture, and inertial theory changes to the organization.

John Roberts definition --

John Roberts (2004, p 17) defines organization architecture as one of the variables making up an organization design. It consists of --

  • organization chart --
    • the boundaries of the firm, both vertical and horizontal
    • the assembly of tasks, jobs, departments, business units, and divisions
    • reporting and authority relationships
  • financing
  • ownership
  • governance
  • personal networks
    • formal
    • informal
    • internal
    • external

BAi business organization model --
The BAi business organization model accounts for Roberts' business architecture variables in the 'resources & structure' aspect of the business model.