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The evolution of inertia

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  • Michael T. Hannan
  • L·szlÛ PÛlos
  • Glenn R. Carroll
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    This article examines some evolutionary consequences of architectural inertia in organizations. The main theorem holds that selection favors architectural inertia in the sense that the median level of inertia in a closed population of organizations increases over time. The other key theorems hold that the selection intensity favoring architectural inertia increases with the levels of intricacy and structural opacity and decreases with cultural asperity. Copyright 2004, Oxford University Press.

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    Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Industrial and Corporate Change.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 213-242

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:indcch:v:13:y:2004:i:1:p:213-242

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    1. Baliga, B.R. & Santalainen, Timo J., 2006. "Transformation of state-owned enterprises in Estonia and India: An examination of the relative influences of cultural variations," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 12(2), pages 140-157, June.
    2. Burgelman, Robert A. & Grove, Andrew S., 2007. "Let Chaos Reign, Then Rein In Chaos--Repeatedly: Managing Strategic Dynamics For Corporate Longevity," Research Papers, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business 1954, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.
    3. Jason Collins & Boris Baer & Ernst Juerg Weber, 2012. "Sexual Selection, Conspicuous Consumption and Economic Growth," Economics Discussion / Working Papers, The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics 12-15, The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics.
    4. Alex Bryson & Rafael Gomez & Tobias Kretschmer, 2005. "Catching a Wave: the Adoption of Voice and High Commitment Workplace Practices in Britain: 1984-1998," CEP Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE dp0676, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.

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