Day+03-04+Population+Ecology+31+Aug-2+Sep+2011

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3. The Organization and the Environment I: Population Ecology August 31/September 2, 2011 Main ideas Organizations tend to be “inert” once formed Therefore, most of the source of organizational
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Problems with Adaptation Perspectives THESE ARE HARD TO CHANGE. Therefore, organizations tend to be remain “inert” once formed.
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It’s hard to change the internal organization (p. 931) sunk costs bounded rationality (internal) internal political constraints “organizational history”—an issue of LEGITIMACY
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It’s also hard to change the external environment legal and fiscal barriers to entry and exit bounded rationality (external) legitimacy constraints (external) the problem of collective rationality
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diversity and change come from? If individual organizations cannot easily change, then … … the organizational change that we DO see in the world comes from the death of old populations of organizations and the birth of new populations of organizations. The proper unit of analysis of
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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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