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Dynamic Capability as a Source of Change

Sidney G. Winter

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/9780199231423.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter examines the concept of dynamic capability as it has developed in the strategic management field, taking primarily the ‘learned competence’ perspective and emphasizing the proactive uses ... More


Rationales

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

in Making Human Rights a Reality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155357
eISBN:
9781400846283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155357.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter considers the rationales used by individuals when committing and justifying human rights abuses—how they calculate, to the best of their knowledge, the advantages and disadvantages of ... More


The Variety of Grammatical Relations

John M. Anderson

in Modern Grammars of Case

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297078
eISBN:
9780191711404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297078.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter focuses on grammatical relations. The very doubtful status of various kinds of ‘objects’ is recognized. Moreover, subjecthood, as traditionally understood, is not universal. Subjecthood ... More


Occupational Change in Europe: How Technology and Education Transform the Job Structure

Daniel Oesch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680962
eISBN:
9780191761010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680962.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

At least since the Industrial Revolution and Karl Marx, scholars have been obsessed by the question of how the employment structure evolves: towards good jobs, bad jobs or increasing polarization? ... More


Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Since its emergence in the margins of 1930s Jamaican society, Rastafari has moved to the forefront of Jamaican popular culture. This transition has been occasioned by Rastafari's own internal ... More


Charisma, Routinization, and Rastafari

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

in Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Max Weber's theory of charisma and routinization is related to his concern with ideas as social forces, to his view of rationalization as the basis for human action and societal organization, and to ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

in Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This study of Rastafari suggests that charisma is a collective social phenomenon, generated as much by historical and social forces, as by the extraordinary qualities of charismatic leaders. The ... More


The Meaning of Life

Douglas V. Porpora

in Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134919
eISBN:
9780199834563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134915.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Very religious people, it is found, are likely to feel that they know what the meaning of life is. While others generally believe firmly that life has meaning, they deny knowing what the meaning is. ... More


Death and Transition

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ruth Norman, who played the role of Uriel the Archangel, illustrates the power of charisma in a spiritual group. The death of a leader can affect the transition of authority as illustrated by several ... More


. Complexity and Hierarchy

NEIL M. KAY

in Pattern in Corporate Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242115
eISBN:
9780191697005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242115.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

This chapter examines how hierarchy helps to cluster linkages in nested layers to facilitate decision making. It also explores the concept of ‘complexity’ and its role in strategic decision making ... More


The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China

Guobin Yang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231149648
eISBN:
9780231520485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149648.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Raised to be “flowers of the nation,” the first generation born after the founding of the People’s Republic of China was united in its political outlook and at first embraced the Cultural Revolution ... More


Management Knowledge: A Process View 1

Simon Grand and Adrian Ackeret

in Constructing Identity in and around Organizations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640997
eISBN:
9780191738388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640997.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter provides a theoretical conceptualization and a detailed empirical study of management knowledge from a process perspective. It describes the development of management knowledge after an ... More


Looking for Sights

Orvar Löfgren

in On Holiday: A History of Vacationing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217676
eISBN:
9780520928992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217676.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter studies some of the ways where tourist experiences have been produced in different periods and cultural settings. It first presents the reflections of two northbound travelers in ... More


From Political Detectives to Gestapo, 1933–1934

George C. Browder

in Hitler's Enforcers: The Gestapo and the SS Security Service in the Nazi Revolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195104790
eISBN:
9780199854462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104790.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Routinization works best when one has distance, as at a bureaucrat's desk. When one has direct contact with the victims, the key process involves dehumanization. Abstraction, dehumanization, and ... More


Conclusion: Routinization

Ayo Wahlberg

in Good Quality: The Routinization of Sperm Banking in China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297777
eISBN:
9780520969995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297777.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Tracking the routes of routinization that sperm banking has followed in China has required showing how it came to be (1) socio-historically (re-)produced and entrenched within China’s restrictive ... More


Mapping out Arab Electoralism, 1998–2008

Larbi Sadiki

in Rethinking Arab Democratization: Elections without Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562985
eISBN:
9780191721182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562985.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter explicates and captures the essence of the explosion of ‘election fetishism’ and ‘electoralism’ in the Arab Middle East. It prefaces this with a historicization of ‘electoralism’ in the ... More


The Scholarly Debate on Occupational Change

Daniel Oesch

in Occupational Change in Europe: How Technology and Education Transform the Job Structure

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680962
eISBN:
9780191761010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680962.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This book starts out with a historical overview about the debate on occupational change in Chapter 1. It sets the gloomy Marxist expectation that employers would down-skill jobs by fragmenting work ... More


Demand-side Influences on Occupational Change: Trade and Technology

Daniel Oesch

in Occupational Change in Europe: How Technology and Education Transform the Job Structure

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680962
eISBN:
9780191761010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680962.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Chapter 3 moves from description to explanation. It does so by focusing on the role of demand-side determinants for occupational change. Firms’ demand for labour may be driven by technology or ... More


Social mechanisms generating demand: a review and manifesto

Alan Warde

in Innovation By Demand: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Demand and its Role in Innovation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062674
eISBN:
9781781700273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062674.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter reflects on the development of sociological approaches to consumption and their contribution to the explanation of consumer behaviour. Tentative and programmatic, it is concerned with ... More


The Leadership–Structure Dilemma in Liberal and Leftist New Parties: Short-Term Success but Long-Term Decline through Partial Institutionalization

Nicole Bolleyer

in New Parties in Old Party Systems: Persistence and Decline in Seventeen Democracies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646067
eISBN:
9780191755927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646067.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Most new liberal and new left parties form as entrepreneurial insiders and form the counter-image to the rooted outsider parties dominating the Green and religious group. Being formed by national ... More


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