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Rethinking the firm: organizational approaches

Rethinking the firm: organizational approaches Mitchell P. Koza Abstract How does social science based organization theory describe the business firm? Sociology, political science, social psychology and ethnology have inspired two almost classical perspectives. One theorizes the firm as an arena for strategic behavior. The other underlines the way social pressure mechanisms structure a moral community […]

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The Dynamics of International Competition. From Practice to Theory. .

The Dynamics of International Competition. From Practice to Theory. . – book review Johannes G. Denekamp Roland Calori, Tugrul Atamer, Pancho Nunes (with contributors): The Dynamics of International Competition. From Practice to Theory 2000, London: Sage. 239 pages. In the Foreword, it is stated that the Sage Strategy Series seeks to explore the issues concerning […]

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The European Corporation: Strategy, Structure, and Social Science

The European Corporation: Strategy, Structure, and Social Science – Book Review Richard Whittington Michael Mayer: The European Corporation: Strategy, Structure, and Social Science 2000, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 271 pages. Harvard business historian Chandler indicated that four phases or chapters can be found in the history of the large American industrial enterprise (1962: 385). Chandler […]

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The role of national context and HR strategy in shaping training and development practice in French and U.K. organizations

The role of national context and HR strategy in shaping training and development practice in French and U.K. organizations – Special Issue on Organizing Employment for High Performance Olga Tregaskis Introduction This paper reports a comparative analysis of French and U.K. companies as a means of examining how national context and organizational factors influence the […]

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A dynamic model of intra- and interorganizational learning

A dynamic model of intra- and interorganizational learning Mikael Holmqvist Abstract Two themes characterize the organizational learning literature: one focuses on intraorganizational learning processes, and another focuses on interorganizational learning processes. This article stresses the need to cross-fertilize these themes of organizational learning by proposing a dynamic model of organizational learning within and between organizations. […]

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Autopoiesis and the science of administration: essence, sense and nonsense

Autopoiesis and the science of administration: essence, sense and nonsense – public Walter J.M. Kickert Introduction A remarkable number of applications of the concept of ‘autopoiesis’ have appeared in various fields of the social sciences. The popularity of ‘autopoiesis’ in the social sciences seems to stem from the work of the sociologist N. Luhmann in […]

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The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities. .

The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities. . – book review Alessandro Nuvolari Giovanni Dosi, Richard R. Nelson and Sidney G. Winter (eds.): The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities. (Book Reviews) 2000, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 389 pages. This book, edited by Dosi, Nelson and Winter, contains 13 papers written by scholars who have […]

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Ernest Braun: Technology in Context — Technology Assessment for Managers. – Review

Ernest Braun: Technology in Context — Technology Assessment for Managers. – Review – book review 1998, London and New York: Routledge. 165 pages. Technology in Context is an introduction to the theory and methods of technology assessment as a strategic management tool. Technology assessment is viewed as the task of gathering sufficient information about a […]

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Pandemonium: Towards a Retro-Organization Theory. – Review

Pandemonium: Towards a Retro-Organization Theory. – Review – book review Gibson Burrell 1997, London: Sage. 244 pages. Well, I enjoyed reading this book. Now that I have read it in order to write this review, I think I might have read it for pleasure (an invidious distinction), but, of course, this might not be true, […]

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a review of some literatures

Organizational learning: a review of some literatures Mark Dodgson Stinchcombe, A. 1990 Information and organizations. Berkeley: University of California Press. Teece, D., G. Pisano, and A. Schuen 1990 ‘Firm capabilities, resources, and the concept of strategy’. CCC Working Paper No 90-8, University of Berkeley, Berkeley. Twiss, B. 1986 Managing technological innovation, 3rd edn. London: Pitman. […]