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Mergers: Good or Bad for Unions?

Roger Undy

in Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

The effect of mergers on the partner unions' post‐merger performance is addressed before assessing the implications of union mergers for the wider trade union movements' revitalization. It is ... More


Top Management Teams

Sydney Finkelstein, Donald C. Hambrick, and Albert A. Cannella

in Strategic Leadership: Theory and Research on Executives, Top Management Teams, and Boards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195162073
eISBN:
9780199867332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162073.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter begins with an explanation for why so many upper-echelons researchers choose to study top management teams (TMTs), emphasizing the assertion that the predictive ability of a team-level ... More


Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Helen Margetts, Perri 6, and Christopher Hood (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This book explores the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with ‘modernization’ projects and tackles the key question that they provoke: Why do policy-makers persist in such enterprises ... More


Modernization, Balance, and Variety

Helen Margetts, Perri 6, and Christopher Hood

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter asks three kinds of questions about the risks of unanticipated and unintended consequences arising from modernizing reforms. How do we understand and classify these risks? How should we ... More


When Forethought and Outturn Part: Types of Unanticipated and Unintended Consequences

Perri 6

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

To expect to find a theory to explain the causes of all and only unintended or unanticipated consequences is no more reasonable than hoping for a general theory of misfortunes. Yet something useful ... More


Et in Arcadia Ego: From Techno‐Utopia to Cybercrime

Jeanette Hofmann

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

Cybercrime is one of the many unforeseen consequences enabled by the unprecedented extent of freedom the internet offers, shaped by the stress of both the internet developers and the ‘techno-utopian’ ... More


Corruption, Fraud, and Corporate Governance: A Report on Enron

Paul Windolf

in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269761
eISBN:
9780191710087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter revisits the Enron scandal through a Weberian lens. It reminds us that the ‘spirit of capitalism' is not about avarice and greed, but precisely about the transformation of these ... More


Bhopal: Catastrophe Making *

MITROFF IAN I. and LINSTONE HAROLD A.

in The Unbounded Mind: Breaking the Chains of Traditional Business Thinking

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102888
eISBN:
9780199854943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102888.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In this chapter, the authors illustrate a vivid example of the failures of outmoded thinking and the importance of a multi-perspective analysis to avoid future disasters through the experience of the ... More


Organizational Interventions that Facilitate Double-Loop Learning

Chris Argyris

in Reasons and Rationalizations: The Limits to Organizational Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268078
eISBN:
9780191699252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268078.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

This chapter presents four illustrations of interventions in organizations. The first one describes how the ‘responsibility virus’ can be diagnosed at all levels of the organization, and the steps ... More


Organizational Learning Contracts

Paul S. Goodman

in Organizational Learning Contracts: New and Traditional Colleges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199738656
eISBN:
9780199895069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738656.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter delineates the concept of the Organizational Learning Contract (OLC), the intellectual frame for our work. The learning contract represents the beliefs the respective parties hold ... More


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