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Organizational Ecology as a Theory of Competition

Nikolaus Beck

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter shows that organizational ecology is much more sociological and less biological than many critics of organizational ecology think. It argues that organizational ecology and its theory of ... More


A Theory of Fields

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Finding ways to understand the nature of social change and social order—from political movements to market meltdowns—is one of the enduring problems of social science. This book draws together ... More


An Exchange of Ideas About Knowledge Governance: Seeking First Principles and Microfoundations

Teppo Felin and J.C. Spender

in Knowledge Governance: Processes and Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199235926
eISBN:
9780191717093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235926.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter consists of an exchange of ideas about knowledge governance. It aims to seek first principles and microfoundations for the knowledge-based view of organization. Two different opinions ... More


Introduction: Crossing Corporate Boundaries

Kenneth Lipartito and David B. Sicilia

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

In an overview of the theory and historiography of the corporation, this chapter examines contributions to understanding offered by historians, neo-classical economists, evolutionary economists, and ... More


A Review of Corporate Governance Ideas

Simon Learmount

in Corporate Governance: What Can Be Learned From Japan?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269082
eISBN:
9780191719257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269082.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter reviews some of the different ideas which inform current thoughts about what corporate governance is. Doing this provides the context for the arguments in the book. A distinction is ... More


Introducing an emergent European Executive Order

Jarle Trondal

in An Emergent European Executive Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579426
eISBN:
9780191722714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579426.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This introduction is organized as follows: The first part outlines the compound nature of an emergent European Executive Order. The second part suggests a theoretical departure for the volume and a ... More


Transforming the Debates on Corporate Governance

Mary O'Sullivan

in Contests for Corporate Control: Corporate Governance and Economic Performance in the United States and Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244867
eISBN:
9780191596735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244863.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The Anglo‐American debates on corporate governance that have taken place over the last two decades have been largely confined to shareholder theory, which is the dominant perspective, and stakeholder ... More


An Emergent European Executive Order

Jarle Trondal

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579426
eISBN:
9780191722714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579426.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This book poses two pertinent questions: First, if a European Executive Order is emerging, how can we empirically see it? Second, if a European Executive Order is emerging, how can we explain ... More


Strategic Change: Intelligent Adaptation

James A. Phills

in Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171280
eISBN:
9780199850327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171280.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter describes the challenge of strategic change, whether internally or externally driven. In particular, a meta-framework that identifies three specific types of knowledge necessary for ... More


Managerial and organizational perspectives

John Child, David Faulkner, and Stephen B. Tallman

in Cooperative Strategy: Managing Alliances, Networks, and Joint Ventures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199266241
eISBN:
9780191699139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266241.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

Organizational and managerial theories may also give support to the understanding of cooperative strategy. This chapter first looks into the strategic management theory (SMT) in which some of the ... More


Reason's Neglect: Rationality and Organizing

Barbara Townley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199298358
eISBN:
9780191700880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298358.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Reason, and the need to Be Rational, are essential dimensions of society and the organizations we live and work in. Yet the ‘rationalization’ of working and administrative processes, or the ... More


Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods

Marcelo Bucheli and R. Daniel Wadhwani (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646890
eISBN:
9780191756320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646890.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book brings together leading organization scholars and business historians to examine the opportunities and challenges of incorporating historical research into the study of firms and markets. ... More


Health systems and institutions

Lucy Gilson

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter adopts an institutional lens in considering both the nature of health systems and ways of strengthening them. First, it reviews five widely known health system conceptual frameworks, ... More


Organizational Understandings: Rational, Learning, and Institutionalized Organization

in The Evaluation Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776929
eISBN:
9780804778121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776929.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter introduces three different models that help in the study of evaluation from the viewpoint of organizational theory. These three models are the institutionalized organization, the ... More


The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength

Masahiko Aoki and Ronald Dore (eds)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288152
eISBN:
9780191684579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288152.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book seeks to explain and understand aspects of the firm in the Japanese economic system, and to explain the corporate success of Japan. The book is interdisciplinary, uses theoretical and ... More


Introduction

Masahiko Aoki and Ronald Dore

in The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288152
eISBN:
9780191684579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288152.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book is a collection of chapters written by specialists in diverse disciplines, ranging from theoretical and institutional economics to economic history, econometrics, sociology, organizational ... More


Science and Technology for National Security: Threats, Interests, and Ideas

Frank L. Smith

in American Biodefense: How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452710
eISBN:
9780801455162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452710.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter describes the three explanations for biodefense—realism, bureaucratic interests, and organizational frames—that this book will test. First, realist theory predicts that the United States ... More


Information Institutions Matter!

Spencer D. Bakich

in Success and Failure in Limited War: Information and Strategy in the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107684
eISBN:
9780226107851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107851.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter summarizes the findings of the previous four empirical chapters and spells out the implications of the information institution approach for international relations theory and foreign ... More


Truth, Beauty, and the Financial Crisis: Evaluating What Works

Robert Richardson and Matt Statler

in Learning From the Global Financial Crisis: Creatively, Reliably, and Sustainably

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770095
eISBN:
9780804778640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770095.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the claim made by the Nobel laureate Paul Krugman (2009) that the global financial crisis resulted from confusion among economists who have allowed their own appreciation of the ... More


Afterword

Joan C. Tonn

in Mary P. Follett: Creating Democracy, Transforming Management

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300096217
eISBN:
9780300128024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300096217.003.0024
Subject:
History, Political History

Despite her intellectual brilliance and the continuing relevance of her thought, Mary P. Follett has languished in relative obscurity and is not included in the pantheon of twentieth-century ... More


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