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Organizations evolving [electronic resource] / Howard E. Aldrich and Martin Ruef.

By: Aldrich, Howard.
Contributor(s): Ruef, Martin.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2006Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 330 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781849202084 (electronic bk.); 1849202087 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Organizational change | Comparative organization | Associations, institutions, etc | Organizational behavior | Cambio organizacional | Asociaciones | Organizaci�on comparativa | Comportamiento organizacional | Changement organisationnel | Organisation compar�ee | Associations | Comportement organisationnel | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- NegotiatingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Organizations evolving.DDC classification: 302.3/5 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; 1 -- Introduction and Themes; 2 -- The Evolutionary Approach; 3 -- How the Evolutionary Approach Relates to Other Approaches; 4 -- Entrepreneurs and the Emergence of New Organizations; 5 -- Organizational Boundaries; 6 -- Organizational Forms; 7 -- Organizational Transformation; 8 -- Organizations and Social Change; 9 -- Emergence of New Populationsof Organizations; 10 -- Reproducing Populations: Foundings and Disbandings; APPENDIX: Research Designand Evolutionary Analysis; References
Summary: �Howard Aldrich and Martin Ruef s tour de force shows us how the evolutionary approach can explain change not only in organizational populations, but within sectors and within organizations. Aldrich and Ruef display an astonishing command of the management literature, using vivid illustrations from cutting edge research to show how the processes of variation, selection, retention, and struggle operate within organizations and across them. A lucid and engaging book that should appeal both to the newcomer to organization theory and to the old pro' - Frank Dobbin, Harvard University. A keenly ant.
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Previous ed.: 1999.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-316) and indexes.

Description based on print version record.

Cover; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; 1 -- Introduction and Themes; 2 -- The Evolutionary Approach; 3 -- How the Evolutionary Approach Relates to Other Approaches; 4 -- Entrepreneurs and the Emergence of New Organizations; 5 -- Organizational Boundaries; 6 -- Organizational Forms; 7 -- Organizational Transformation; 8 -- Organizations and Social Change; 9 -- Emergence of New Populationsof Organizations; 10 -- Reproducing Populations: Foundings and Disbandings; APPENDIX: Research Designand Evolutionary Analysis; References

�Howard Aldrich and Martin Ruef s tour de force shows us how the evolutionary approach can explain change not only in organizational populations, but within sectors and within organizations. Aldrich and Ruef display an astonishing command of the management literature, using vivid illustrations from cutting edge research to show how the processes of variation, selection, retention, and struggle operate within organizations and across them. A lucid and engaging book that should appeal both to the newcomer to organization theory and to the old pro' - Frank Dobbin, Harvard University. A keenly ant.

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