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Institutional rationality

Barbara Townley

in Reason's Neglect: Rationality and Organizing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199298358
eISBN:
9780191700880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298358.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The first embedded mode of reasoning to be examined is institutional rationality. Its significance lies in its critique of a universalistic concept of rationality. Interrogating the fiction of the ... More


Technocratic rationality

Barbara Townley

in Reason's Neglect: Rationality and Organizing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199298358
eISBN:
9780191700880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298358.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The link between rationality, knowledge, and causality introduces the third aspect of a disembedded rationality, that which speaks to the concept of causality embedded in rational action. Where ends ... More


Three Models of Open Governance

Orfeo Fioretos

in Creative Reconstructions: Multilateralism and European Varieties of Capitalism after 1950

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449697
eISBN:
9780801460715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449697.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter analyzes the hypotheses of three models of firm behavior. It looks at what form business coalitions take and identifies how, under conditions of economic openness, the interaction of ... More


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