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Powerpoint_Intro_Lect_39 - J.D Thompson"No useful theory...

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J.D. Thompson “No useful theory can rest on the assumption that everything is unique. It is probably inevitable that the early history of a scientific endeavor will be characterized by the opposite assumption, and by the search for universals . This certainly has been the case with organization theory , which until recently has been preoccupied with discovering the essential elements of all complex organizations. I believe it is a sign of relative maturity when a field begins to focus on patterned variations.”
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Organizational Ecology Employs an explicitly Darwinian approach to theorizing social change Focuses on organizational populations Explains changing patterns of organizational diversity in terms of differential survival Borrows concepts and models from biological ecology Constructs statistical models of organizational foundings, disbandings and mergers
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Organizational Inertia Organizations have a limited capacity to change relative to the speed of environmental change
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