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A Pragmatic Analysis of the Role of Management Systems in Organizational Learning

Philippe Lorino

in Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259281
eISBN:
9780191714306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259281.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents a pragmatic analysis of the role of management and control systems in organizational learning based on the case of a French computer company. The analysis starts with two ... More


Situational 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/9780199298358.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

A situational rationality takes issue with the temporal dimension of rational action, the assumption that behaviour is foresightful and that rationality occurs in advance of action. A situational ... More


Conclusions

Eva Micheler

in Company Law: A Real Entity Theory

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198858874
eISBN:
9780191890987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858874.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This concluding chapter summarizes how the previous chapters explained company law through a real entity theory. According to this theory, the law does not create organizations but finds them as a ... More


Company Law: A Real Entity Theory

Eva Micheler

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198858874
eISBN:
9780191890987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858874.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book advances a real entity theory of company law. In this theory the company is a legal entity allowing an organization to act autonomously in law, and company law establishes procedures ... More


The Irrationality of Action and Action Rationality: Decisions, Ideologies, and Organizational Actions

Nils Brunsson

in The Consequences of Decision-Making

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199206285
eISBN:
9780191860201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199206285.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter addresses the effect of decisions on organizational action. It argues that decision-makers who choose to or must stick closely to the rule of rationality may be likely to make good ... More


Deciding for Responsibility and Legitimation: Alternative Interpretations of Organizational Decision‐Making

Nils Brunsson

in The Consequences of Decision-Making

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199206285
eISBN:
9780191860201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199206285.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Recent studies have questioned the empirical validity of the equating of decision and choice and pointed at another role that organizational decisions sometimes play — the role of mobilizing ... More


Corporate Personality

Eva Micheler

in Company Law: A Real Entity Theory

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198858874
eISBN:
9780191890987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858874.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses how separate legal personality can be explained as a solution developed by company law to address the problem that organizations are social rather than brute facts. For a ... More


Corporate Capacity

Eva Micheler

in Company Law: A Real Entity Theory

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198858874
eISBN:
9780191890987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858874.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the ultra vires doctrine, under which the capacity of companies used to be limited by the objects stated in their memorandum. This doctrine could be justified through a ... More


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