Organizational Structure Modeling of Innovative Company


  • Vladimir Mikhailovich Zotov



Issues of organizational structure did not find due attention in the creation of economic systems. In the search for ways to improve the effectiveness and/or efficiency of an enterprise (corporation, holding entity), its organizational structure is rarely subjected to some methodological analysis. Restructuring usually comes down to subjective decisions of the top-management and often leads to an uncontrolled increase of the organizational units depending on its ambitions.
However, tougher competition and the need to find an innovative way of development brings analysts to reconsider their attitude to the organizational structure of economic entities. In actual conditions of equal access to the main factors of production (raw materials, labor resources, production technologies, financial capital), the competitive advantage have those economic entities that create the best organizational structure. Using the same factors of production as other market players, they are faster and more efficient due to a better work organization.
This article attempts to study the phenomenon of organizational structure from a systemic perspective, relying on the apparatus of organizational design, on the one hand, and the modern theory of innovative development, on the other hand, in order to develop a universal model of the organizational structure of an economic entity that is adaptive to high dynamics of economic development. This model is designed to provide both flexibility (responsiveness) of the organizational structure to the requirements of the external environment, and rigidity (stability) regarding the preservation of its functionality.