The Pursuit of Organizational Intelligence: Decisions and Learning in Organizations


The Pursuit of Organizational Intelligence brings together the writing of one of the best-known academics in the field of decision making and organizational theory.

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The Pursuit of Organizational Intelligence brings together the writing of one of the best-known academics in the field of decision making and organizational theory.

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"The March collection is superb." Hans Pennings, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631211020
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/2/1999
  • Series: Business Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

James G. March is Professor of Organizational Theory, Emeritus, Graduate School of Business; Professor of International Economics, Emeritus; Professor of Political Science and Professor of Sociology, School of Humanities and Sciences; Professor of Education (by courtesy), School of Education - Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. Understanding How Decisions Happen in Organizations.

3. Continuity and Change in Theories of OrganizationalAction.

4. Institutional Perspectives on Political Institutions (withJohan P. Olsen).

5. Organizational Learning (with Barbara Levitt).

6. The Evolution of Evolution.

7. Exploration and Exploitation in Organizational Learning.

8. Learning from Samples of One or Fewer (with Lee S. Sproull,and Michal Tamuz).

9. Adaptive Co-ordination of a Learning Team (with Pertti H.Lounamma).

10. The Future, Disposable Organizations, and the Rigidities ofImagination.

11. The Myopia of Learning (with Daniel A. Levinthal).

12. Wild Ideas: The Catechism of Heresy.

13. Variable Risk Preferences and Adaptive Aspirations.

14. Variable Risk Preferences and the Focus of Attention (withZur Shapira).

15. Learning to Be Risk Averse.

16. Model Bias in Social Action.

17. Organizational Consultants and Organizational Research.

18. Organizational Performance as a Dependent Variable (withRobert I. Sutton).

19. Science, Politics, and Mrs. Gruenberg.

20. Education and the Pursuit of Optimism.

21. A Scholar's Quest.

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