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Permanently failing organizations / Marshall W. Meyer, Lynne G. Zucker

Main Author Meyer, Marshall W. Coauthor Zucker, Lynne G. Country Estados Unidos. Publication Newbury Park : Sage, 1989 Description 192 p. ; 23 cm ISBN 0-8039-3258-8 CDU 316.334
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In this volume, the authors closely examine performance and draw on both sociology and economics to explain why some organizations perform well and others perform badly. They first separate the concept of organizational performance from that of organizational persistence. Then they develop a provocative theory of why - and how - organizations tend towards failure and how they survive in spite of it. Meyer and Zucker contend that management plays a critical role in the movement towards or away from poor performance, yet persistence is determined by the often competing interests of owners, managers, workers and the public.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Four Cases of Permanent Failure
  • Performance and Persistence in Organizational Theory
  • Performance and Persistence
  • The Results of Research
  • Toward a Theory of Permanent Failure
  • Organizational Responses to Permanent Failure
  • Permanent Failure and the Sociology of Organizations

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