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Strategy, Structure, and Institutions of Management and Labour

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter reviews the existing literature on modern corporations and unions in Japan. It shows that the prevailing paradigm is insufficient to account for firm and union boundaries. It posits an ... More


Commitment and Identity Across Organizational Boundaries

Fang Lee Cooke, Gail Hebson, and Marilyn Carroll

in Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262236
eISBN:
9780191698859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262236.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses a number of issues related to organizational commitment and identity across organizational boundaries in both the private and the public sector. The aim is to fill the gap in ... More


The Shifting Boundaries of Organizations

Simon Domberger

in The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774570
eISBN:
9780191596148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774575.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the shifting boundaries of organizations––what they choose to do for themselves and what they increasingly rely on the market for. It briefly considers changes in the horizontal ... More


Specialization

Simon Domberger

in The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774570
eISBN:
9780191596148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774575.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter and the next three consider the alternative means through which a contracting strategy is devised and implemented. Chapter 5 identifies the sources of added value generated through a ... More


Public-Private Contracting: Performance, Power, and Change at Work

Damian Grimshaw and Gail Hebson

in Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262236
eISBN:
9780191698859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262236.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter raises two questions largely absent from other studies: how are performance gains (and losses) distributed between unequal partners and how do changing organizational boundaries shape ... More


Open Innovation: Managing Knowledge Integration across Multiple Boundaries

Lars Bengtsson, Nicolette Lakemond, Keld Laursen, and Fredrik Tell

in Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

When firms involve external partners more actively in their innovation processes, managing knowledge flows across multiple boundaries becomes an important challenge. In this chapter we investigate ... More


Knowledge, Uncertainty, and the Boundaries of the Firm: Evidence from a Study of Formula One Racing Constructors, 1950–2000

Fabrizio Castellucci and Gianluca Carnabuci

in Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

We examine how different kinds of uncertainty affect a firm’s decision to develop critical technologies inside or outside its organizational boundaries. We develop three main arguments. First, firms ... More


Close Up: Price Data, Machines, and Organizational Boundaries

Alex Preda

in Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In the eighteenth century and during the first half of the nineteenth century, the trustworthiness of price data was inextricably tied to personal trust and authority. In their turn, these relied on ... More


Cooperation for Innovation

Lynda Gratton

in Leading Open Innovation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018494
eISBN:
9780262312455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018494.003.0141
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter examines how internal exchange of information supports open innovation (OI). It discusses the result of a study showing a high correlation between cooperation within a group and ... More


Meeting differently: large and small group working

Margaret Attwood, Mike Pedler, Sue Pritchard, and David Wilkinson

in Leading change: A guide to whole systems working

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344496
eISBN:
9781447302674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344496.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Although in most cases this is an impossible aspiration, the key issue in designing whole systems development processes is to develop ways in which the actors can see, understand, and think through ... More


Division of Labour, Supplier Relationships, and Knowledge Integration

Federica Ceci and Andrea Prencipe

in Managing Knowledge Integration Across Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785972
eISBN:
9780191831621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785972.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Outsourcing provides a way for firms to manage processes across organizational boundaries and bridge among different technologies, capabilities, and knowledge. Whenever firms decide to make use of ... More


Ethics in Crowdsourcing: Revisiting and Revising the Role of Stakeholder Theory

Daniel Curto-Millet and Arsalan Nisar

in Creating and Capturing Value through Crowdsourcing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198816225
eISBN:
9780191853562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816225.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

Stakeholder theory is one of the predominant theories on ethics for guiding the inclusion of stakeholders for organizations to balance their interests ethically. However, emerging phenomena, such as ... More


EU chemicals regulation: extending its experimentalist REACH

Katja Biedenkopf

in Extending Experimentalist Governance?: The European Union and Transnational Regulation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198724506
eISBN:
9780191792113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724506.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the external dimension of the European Union’s (EU) chemicals legislation REACH. Although this law does not create a classic experimentalist architecture, it incorporates a ... More


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