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Organizations evolving

Author: Aldrich, Howard E. ; Ruef, MartinPublisher: Sage, 2006.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 330 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781412910477Type of document: Book Online Access: Click here Note: Doriot: for 2014-2015 coursesBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents Organizations Evolving Organizations Evolving List of Tables and Figures Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition 1 Introduction and Themes Our goals for this book Organizations: an overview Plan of the book Study questions Exercises 2 The Evolutionary Approach Evolutionary processes Research illustration 2.1: The evolution of bureaucracy Research design in evolutionary analysis Conclusions Study questions Exercises 3 vi uiii xi How the Evolutionary Approach Relates to Other Approaches The ecological approach The institutional approach The interpretive approach The organizational learning approach The resource dependence approach The transaction cost economizing approach Summary: the six perspectives Conclusions Study questions Exercise Entrepreneurs and the Emergence of New Organizations Disputes over the definition of entrepreneurship Nascent entrepreneurs and innovation The social network context Research illustration 4.1: The structure of founding teams . 4 Knowledge: types, origins, and uses Employees, capital, and other resources Conclusions Study questions Exercise Organizational Boundaries Boundary crossing is a way of life: matching organizations and members Two models of organizational coherence: users and supporters Constructing members Evolution of organizational role structures Organizational reward and control systems Conclusions Study questions Exercise Organizational Forms Views of organizational forms Research illustration 6.1: Routines as a foundation for organizational forms Organizational forms and the interdependence of members' schemata Construction's consequences: organizational culture Conclusions Study questions Exercises Organizational Transformation Explaining transformation at the organizational level Evolutionary explanations at the organizational level Examining the three dimensions of transformation The extent of member participation in transformation activities Consequences of transformation Conclusions Study questions Exercise Organizations and Social Change The life cycle metaphor: developmental and stage models Non life cycle models: teleological and dialectical Three components of an historical framework Research illustration 8.1: Elite recruitment and social change in China Conclusions Study questions Exercise Emergence of New Populations of Organizations Definitions: populations, learning, and legitimacy Forms of learning and legitimacy Cognitive strategies Sociopolitical legitimacy strategies Conclusions Study questions Exercises Reproducing Populations: Foundings and Disbandings Definitions: rates of organizational foundings and disbanding Intra-population conditions Density dependence Facilitating effects o increasing density f lnhibiting effects of increasing density Lagged effects Segregating processes Carrying capacity Research illustration 10.1 : Population processes and legislative outcomes Conclusions Study questions Exercises Community Evolution Definitions: changing conception of community Relations between populations How do organizational communities form? Legitimacy and collective action Conclusions Study questions Exercises Appendix: Research Design and Evolutionary Analysis Overview of research illustrations Strengths and weaknesses of non-experimental research designs References Author lndex Subject lndex

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