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Mechanisms of Teleological Change

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  • Sigrid Bekmeier-Feuerhahn

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    (Institute of Corporate Development, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Campus, 21391 Lueneburg, Germany)

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    Teleology is used as fundamental principle in describing and explaining actions. The basic concept of teleology is the assumption of an actor engaging in intentional, goal-oriented behavior. This article describes how teleological mechanisms work and show changes can be effectuated. A short case description of strategic, technological and organizational change illustrates some fundamental characteristics of teleological actions in real economic situations.

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    Article provided by Rainer Hampp Verlag in its journal Management Revue - The international Review of Management Studies.

    Volume (Year): 20 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 126-137

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    Handle: RePEc:rai:mamere:1861-9908_mrev_2009_2_bekmeier-feuerhahn

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    Keywords: teleology; change; strategic change; technological change; organizational change;

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