Day+04+Population+Ecology+3+Sep+2010

Day+04+Population+Ecology+3+Sep+2010 - The Organization and...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/4/11 The Organization and the Environment II: Population Ecology Main ideas: 1. Organizations tend to be “inert” once formed. 2. Therefore, most of the source of organizational variation comes from environmental selection rather than from adaptation by organizational actors.
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2/4/11 Problems with Adaptation Perspectives THESE ARE HARD TO CHANGE. Therefore, organizations tend to be remain “inert” once formed.
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2/4/11 It’s hard to change the internal organization sunk costs bounded rationality (internal) internal political constraints “organizational history”—an issue of
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2/4/11 It’s also hard to change the external legal and fiscal barriers to entry and exit bounded rationality (external) legitimacy constraints (external)
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2/4/11 If substantive organizational change is difficult because of inertia, then organizational diversity is unlikely to be explained by rational, managerial adaptation. Instead, change comes from ENVIRONMENTAL SELECTION . You get
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2/4/11 The Ecological Metaphor How do you figure out what
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course SOC 110 taught by Professor Powers during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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