When Things Go Wrong: Organizational Failures and Breakdowns

When Things Go Wrong: Organizational Failures and Breakdowns

by Helmut K Anheier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761910484

ISBN-13: 9780761910480

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

'The editor has worked well to achieve a coherent product which will serve as the authoritative and leading text in its area. The future research agenda is to combine economic and non-economic performance measures, as well a to differentiate failure as process and failure as an outcome.' - Gerald Vinten, Southampton Business Institute, British Academy of

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'The editor has worked well to achieve a coherent product which will serve as the authoritative and leading text in its area. The future research agenda is to combine economic and non-economic performance measures, as well a to differentiate failure as process and failure as an outcome.' - Gerald Vinten, Southampton Business Institute, British Academy of Management News

This book deals with the the multi-faceted nature of organizational failure through examination of the organizational, political, cognitive and structural aspects of the phenomenon. 'Failure' is presented as a relative concept where the expectations and strategies of stakeholders make claims on the performance of the organization and the notion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761910480
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Organizational Failures, Breakdowns and Bankruptcies - Helmut K Anheier and Lynne Moulton
An Introduction
PART TWO: ORGANIZATIONS AND FAILURE
Costly Information - Lynne G Zucker and Michael R Darby
Firm Transformation, Exit, or Persistent Failure
Decision Overreach as a Reason for Failure - David Wilson, David J Hickson and Susan J Miller
How Organisations Can Overbalance
"Tales from the Grave" - Mark Hager et al
Organizations' Accounts of Their Own Demise
Organizational Coping, Failure, and Success - Renate Mayntz
Academies of Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe
PART THREE: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF FAILURE AND BANKRUPTCY
Successful Failure - Wolfgang Seibel
An Alternative View of Organizational Coping
Veiled Politics - Kevin J Delaney
Bankruptcy as a Structured Organizational Field
The Politics of Blame Avoidance - Mark Bovens et al
Defensive Tactics in a Dutch Crime-Fighting Fiasco
Creating the Agents of Corporate Rescue - Terence C Halliday and Bruce G Carruthers
Professionalization of Insolvency
PART FOUR: THE COGNITIVE CONSTRUCTION OF FAILURE
Prosaic Organizational Failure - Lee Clarke and Charles Perrow
Permanent Failure and the Failure of Organizational Performance - Marshall W Meyer
PART FIVE: STRUCTURAL FAILURES
Success and Failure in Institutional Development - Frank P Romo and Helmut K Anheier
A Network Approach
Stalemate - Helmut K Anheier and Frank P Romo
A Structural Analysis of Organizational Failure
PART SIX: CONCLUSION
Studying Organizational Failures - Helmut K Anheier and Lynne Moulton

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