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Organisation : Philosophy, Structure and Morality (Hardcover) (Gerald Parry Hughes)

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A central aim of this paper is synthesis between conflicting rational and contextual views of the firm. A coherent model of the firm is demonstrated that bounds the validity of both approaches.

The model is intended to be prescriptive in concept but not in form. The concept should enable the evolution of structure from whatever form a firm currently takes.

The synthesis in turn is relevant to several manifestations of the dichotomy including:

mechanistic versus organic
objective versus subjective
collective versus individual
centralisation versus delegation
planned versus emergent strategy
market exploitation versus market exploration
negative versus positive feedback
control versus liberty

They are all manifestations of Porters Competitive Strategies in which a company may pursue only one of two strategies, Cost Leadership with its focus on perfection and Differentiation and a focus on infinity or diversification.

It is intended that the paper should provide a framework in which these dichotomies can be explored but does not set out to directly address each one. Readers, hopefully, might test the integrity of the model on any of these associated conflicts that are not specifically addressed in this paper.
A central aim of this paper is synthesis between conflicting rational and contextual views of the firm. A coherent model of the firm is demonstrated that bounds the validity of both approaches.

The model is intended to be prescriptive in concept but not in form. The concept should enable the evolution of structure from whatever form a firm currently takes.

The synthesis in turn is relevant to several manifestations of the dichotomy including:

mechanistic versus organic
objective versus subjective
collective versus individual
centralisation versus delegation
planned versus emergent strategy
market exploitation versus market exploration
negative versus positive feedback
control versus liberty

They are all manifestations of Porters Competitive Strategies in which a company may pursue only one of two strategies, Cost Leadership with its focus on perfection and Differentiation and a focus on infinity or diversification.

It is intended that the paper should provide a framework in which these dichotomies can be explored but does not set out to directly address each one. Readers, hopefully, might test the integrity of the model on any of these associated conflicts that are not specifically addressed in this paper.

Number of Pages: 111
Genre: Education
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
Author: Gerald Parry Hughes
Language: English
Street Date: January 31, 2017
TCIN: 51561106
UPC: 9781784559120
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-9020
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