Day+21+Internal+Org+Design+-+Who+gets+power+15+Oct+2010

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/4/11 Internal Organizational Design IV: Who Gets Power? Key argument: The largest corporations in the U.S. have been shaped by historically specific cultural conceptions of control in which different subunits have had power.
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/4/11 A Social Constructionist Response to Resource
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2/4/11 Organizations live in socially constructed worlds Managers are principally concerned with organizational survival (effectiveness vs. efficiency) They follow strategies and structural forms exhibited by “model” organizations (mimetic isomorphism)
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2/4/11 What happens when something upsets these External crises challenge the prevailing order Incumbents interpret the crisis within the existing conception of control Challengers frame the crisis in new terms
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2/4/11 If the challenge is successful, the new understanding of the environment leads to new organizational strategies and structural forms, which spread throughout the organizational field.
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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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