The logic of organizational disorder
De Gruyter 1996
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This edited volume is a key title in Business & Economics, Management, and Organizational Behavior. The Logic of Organizational Disorder provides new insights about managing disorder in organizations ranging from firms, public agencies, non-profits, etc. This book establishes a conversation between research from eminent scientists and scholars about the ways in which one might approach organizational disorder. A wide spectrum of perspectives is considered: the authors look at sociological and economic tradition, psychological and political science angles, as well as ethnomethodological contributions. Contributors from within an outside of the university model employ empirical analysis to impart new theoretical directions and examine innovative modeling strategies to manage disorder. This book places its emphasis on innovative approaches to organizational disorder in an effort to further the study of organizations — of the ways in which predictable and preventable dumb behaviour arises from the complications of our daily lives within organizations. The chapters include:
- The logic of organizational disorder: an introduction.
- Sifting the garbage: conceptualizing and explaining processes of strategic decision making.
- Organized anarchies: a reconsideration of research strategies.
- The diffusion of innovation in the judicial system
- Ideology and loose couplings in management control systems.
- The relativization of formal organization.
- Managing organizational disorder.
- The disorder of organizational logic - makework among members of bureaucratic organizations.
- Learning in a garbage can situation: a network model.
- Organizational learning of routines: a model from the garbage can family.
- Bounded rationality, hyper-rationalization and the use of social science knowledge .
- Ambiguity, endogeneity, and intelligence.
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