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Theoretical Approaches to New Public Management

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

New public management–the new discipline that serves as an intellectual basis for public management reform–is far from constituting a unified intellectual field. New public management ... More


Lessons in Political Organization from European Integration

Johan P. Olsen

in Governing through Institution Building: Institutional Theory and Recent European Experiments in Democratic Organization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199593934
eISBN:
9780191594632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593934.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 2 examines the claim that mainstream interpretations of political organization and governing, their basic assumptions, conceptual language, and theoretical ideas, developed in the context of ... More


Routines and Other Recurring Action Patterns of Organizations: Contemporary Research Issues

Michael D. Cohen, Roger Burkhart, Giovanni Dosi, Massimo Egidi, Luigi Marengo, Massimo Warglien, and Sidney Winter

in Understanding Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269426
eISBN:
9780191710179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269426.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter reports and extends discussions at a workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute in August 1995. It considers the following topics: the importance of carefully examining research on routine, ... More


Organizations

Christopher K. Ansell

in Pragmatist Democracy: Evolutionary Learning as Public Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199772438
eISBN:
9780199918997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772438.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter builds on the work of Mary Parker Follett and Philip Selznick to anchor a tradition of Pragmatist organizational theory. In contrast with Max Weber’s image of bureaucracy, Follett and ... More


Stop Making (Philosophical) Sense: Notes towards a Process Organizational‐Thinking beyond “Philosophy”

John Mullarkey

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

What happens when a new philosophy emerges from a supposedly non‐philosophical field? Must it follow the norm whereby a form of philosophy is recognized to be at work in this area (by a recognized ... More


Later Writings

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter covers a selection of Urwick's writings from the Second World War onwards. There are twelve subsections, some dealing with individual books, others topic areas, and in all covering a ... More


Writings in the Interwar Period

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter starts with the state of the ‘management movement’ in Britain in the interwar period as a background context, but mainly deals with Urwick's early writings, starting with four books or ... More


Transaction Cost Economics and Organization Theory

Oliver E. Williamson

in Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290964
eISBN:
9780191596162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This paper focuses on connections between transaction cost economics and organization theory, and argues that a three‐part relation is taking shape. The first and most important of these is that ... More


The Management of Innovation

Tom Burns and G. M. Stalker

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288787
eISBN:
9780191684630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288787.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

First published in 1961, this book is a very influential book on organization theory and industrial sociology. The central theme of the book is the relationship between an organization and its ... More


Governing through Institution Building: Institutional Theory and Recent European Experiments in Democratic Organization

Johan P. Olsen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199593934
eISBN:
9780191594632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593934.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This book is about political organization and organizing. It is about the role of formally organized political institutions in contemporary democracies and the democratic‐instrumental vision that ... More


A Journey into Disillusionment—Discovering Problems

William H. Starbuck

in The Production of Knowledge: The Challenge of Social Science Research

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199288533
eISBN:
9780191700521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288533.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This chapter discusses a variety of problems that were experienced regarding research methodology and the conceptualizations of topics from the 1950s to the 2000s. Although a chronological approach ... More


Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management

David J. Teece, Gary Pisano, and Amy Shuen

in The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The chapter tries to conceptualize different forms of competence and relate them to both organization theory and strategic management. A general premise is that organizations embody coherent ... More


A Revision of Management and Organization

Henk W. Volberda

in Building the Flexible Firm: How to Remain Competitive

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295952
eISBN:
9780191685163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295952.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

Flexibility is found to be presented as an essentially new strategic challenge that can be explained through demonstrating some of the main changes in the competitive environment and providing a ... More


Deep Leadership: In Theory

Keith Grint

in Fuzzy Management: Contemporary Ideas and Practices at Work

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775003
eISBN:
9780191695346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775003.003.0029
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Looking at historical circumstance may be a useful exercise when attempting to identify the ways to change an organization radically and quickly. This chapter shifts attention away from change and ... More


Deus ex Machina: Concluding Remarks

Yehouda Shenhav

in Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250004
eISBN:
9780191697869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Business History

This chapter summarizes the genealogy of management ideology from the Civil War until the Great Depression, and emphasizes the conflictive biography of management rhetoric and practice. It further ... More


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


Analysing Organizational Stability and Change

Graham M. Winch

in Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses the existing approaches to technological and organizational change. The diffusion approach, impact approach, and social shaping approach are reviewed and criticized for their ... More


Cooperative Strategy: Managing Alliances, Networks, and Joint Ventures

John Child, David Faulkner, and Stephen Tallman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199266241
eISBN:
9780191699139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266241.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

Strategic alliances are increasingly common, as many organizations look towards various partnering arrangements. This second edition of this text extends the first edition's comprehensive survey of ... More


Information Technology and Organizations: Strategies, Networks, and Integration

Brian P. Bloomfield (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289395
eISBN:
9780191684692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289395.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This book is concerned with the ways in which organizations design, build and use information technology (IT) systems. In particular it looks at the interaction between these IT-centred activities ... More


Technological Discontinuities, Organizational Capabilities, and Strategic Commitments

Richard S. Rosenbloom and Clayton M. Christensen

in Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290964
eISBN:
9780191596162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Innovations based on radically new technologies are believed to create advantages for entrants over incumbents in the relevant markets. This essay asks under what circumstances this is true, and to ... More


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