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Mechanisms of Teleological Change

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  • Sigrid Bekmeier-Feuerhahn

    () (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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  • Sigrid Bekmeier-Feuerhahn, 2009. "Mechanisms of Teleological Change," management revue. Socio-economic Studies, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 20(2), pages 126-137.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:mamere:1861-9908_mrev_2009_2_bekmeier-feuerhahn
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    Keywords

    teleology; change; strategic change; technological change; organizational change;

    JEL classification:

    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation

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