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Stability and change

Bartlett, Jennifer L., Tywoniak, Stephane, Cebon, Peter, Lok, Jaco, Prichard, Craig, & Wilcox, Tracy (2011) Stability and change. Journal of Management and Organization, 17(4), pp. 522-533.

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Abstract

This special feature section of Journal of Management & Organization (Volume 17/1 - March 2011) sets out to widen understanding of the processes of stability and change in today's organizations, with a particular emphasis on the contribution of institutional approaches to organizational studies. Institutional perspectives on organization theory assume that rational, economic calculations, such as the maximization of profits or the optimization of resource allocation, are not sufficient to understand the behavior of organizations and their strategic choices. Institutionalists acknowledge the great uncertainty associated with the conduct of organizations and suggest that taken-for-granted values, beliefs and meanings within and outside organizations also play an important role in the determination of legitimate action.

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ID Code: 45916
Item Type: Journal Article
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ISSN: 1833-3672
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 eContent Management Pty Ltd.
Deposited On: 28 Nov 2011 08:06
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2011 21:12

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