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2. The Managerialist Perspective August 29-31, 2011 Main idea: Managers can figure out what the environment is, figure out what to do, direct
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Convergence to Managerialism Organizations … … do not conform to the Weberian ideal type in the social world … are not run by people who have perfect information (the problem of bounded rationality) BUT,
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Four Questions 1. How do organizations know about the environment? 2. Can the environment be managed? 3. What is the link between what happens inside and outside the organization?
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A managerialist schematic (Miles, Macro Organizational Behavior 1980)
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#1. How Do Organizations Know about the Environment? How do you know what strategic contingencies you face?
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Knowledge is not perfect; the issue of “perceptual sets”.
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#2. Can the Environment Be Managed? The Problem of Domain Choice
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Domain Choice What business are you in?
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#3. What is the Link Between What Happens Inside and Outside of Organizations?
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Organizations make strategic choices to change both internal structure and external environment, and learn from feedback to make more strategic choices.
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course SOC 110 taught by Professor Powers during the Fall '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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