Lecture 18 Org Ecology

Lecture 18 Org Ecology - Organizations Dont Change, they...

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Organizations Don’t Change, they DIE Introduction to Organizational Ecology November 17, 2008
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Overview Discuss the critical issue of how organizations change over time. Give you a perspective on change from Organizational Ecology . Apply the theory to Starbucks.
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Assumptions about Organizational Change When the environment changes, organizations adapt. Resource dependence : Strategies reflect rational calculation aimed at controlling the flow of resources. Institutional theory : Organizations conform to each other in order to appear “legitimate.” Change is assumed to be highly feasible and beneficial for survival.
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A different set of assumptions Is change really that easy? Change is slow and difficult because of strong pressures from inside and out to remain the same ( inertia ). Change is risky and often results in failure ( bounded rationality ).
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Change in the world of organizations does not happen by the adaptation of individual organizations. Change happens by the
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ILROB 1220 taught by Professor Goncaloj during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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Lecture 18 Org Ecology - Organizations Dont Change, they...

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