Research Summary

The Architecture of the Integrated Organization

by Ranjay Gulati


In this research I explore how organizations balance pressures for efficiency with the need to be responsive at the same time. Operating in turbulent global markets it is increasingly important for firms to embrace both global efficiency and also local responsiveness. A key imperative for them is to configure their organizational boundaries to be more porous so they can connect externally but also to be more inteconnected internally. I am researching both the structural and behavioral changes organizations must make to tackle these increasingly difficult market conditions.