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Main Title: The Open and the Closed Corporation as Conflicting forms of Organization
Author(s): Gebert, Diether
Boerner, Sabine
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Organizational change is discussed in the context of a conceptual model resting on philosophical, sociological, and anthropological foundations. Distinguishing between an open and a closed form of organization, the authors focus on two theses. The first is that organizations as societal systems are marked by the simultaneous existence of two forms of organization that are mutually exclusive in part, with the resulting combinations or mixes of the two forms having the character of a compromise. The second thesis is that these combinations or mixes of open and closed organizational elements tend to be in flux, giving organizational change a partly cyclical structure. The authors’goal is to draw on these two theses to develop the theory of organizational change and elaborate the implications that this interpretation has for organizational change in daily practice.
Issue Date: 1999
Date Available: 8-Jan-2019
DDC Class: 150 Psychologie
Subject(s): organisation
open corporation
closed corporation
organizational change
societal system
Journal Title: The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publisher Place: Washington, DC
Volume: 35
Issue: 3
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/0021886399353006
Page Start: 341
Page End: 359
EISSN: 1552-6879
ISSN: 0021-8863
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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