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Being Efficiently Fickle: a Dynamic Theory of Organizational Choice

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  • Nickerson, J.A.
  • Zenger, T.R.

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A central proposition in organization theory is that discrete organizational forms are matched in a discriminating way to environmental conditions, business strategies, or exchange rate conditions. This paper develops a contrary theoretical proposition. We argue that efficiency may dictate modulating between discrete governance modes in response to a stable set of exchange conditions.

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Paper provided by Business, Law and Economics Center, John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University in its series Washington University with number 99-01.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:wablec:99-01

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Keywords: BUSINESS ORGANIZATION ; EFFICIENCY;

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  1. Nicolai Foss, 2002. "'Coase vs Hayek': Economic Organization and the Knowledge Economy," International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(1), pages 9-35.
  2. Marleen Dieleman & Wladimir Sachs, 2006. "Oscillating between a relationship-based and a market-based model: The Salim Group," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Springer, vol. 23(4), pages 521-536, December.
  3. Marko Rillo, 2008. "Studying Strategy Process in Organizations That Are Structurally Modulating between Exploration and Exploitation: Comparison of Computational Modelling and Case Study Approach," Working Papers 177, Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration, Tallinn University of Technology.
  4. O'Reilly, Charles A., III & Tushman, Michael, 2007. "Ambidexterity as a Dynamic Capability: Resolving the Innovator's Dilemma," Research Papers 1963, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.
  5. O'Reilly, Charles A., III & Tushman, Michael L., 2013. "Organizational Ambidexterity: Past, Present and Future," Research Papers 2130, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.
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