February 14 - August 27, 2008 Cohen, March, and Olsen –...

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August 27, 2008 Cohen, March, and Olsen – organized anarchies – 1972 – “A Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice” Garbage can model Reacting to the fact the bureaucratic organizations are well organized and are very hierarchical, systematic, and good structure Cohen et al say that they are organized anarchies That there are problematic preferences Unclear value systems throughout the organization – problematic preferences Unclear technologies – members don’t know the processes Fluid participation – players vary in every issue – not dealing with the same people on each issue How are members engaged? The Garbage Can Model An organization is a collection of solutions looking for problems Decision makers looking for work Can view a choice opportunity as a garbage can General things going on and you can take some idea in the can and say it fits in with the general intuitive effort Elements of predated ideas are pulled out of the can and
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