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Returning to the Frontier of Contingency Theory of Organizational and Institutional Designs

Van de Ven, Andrew H.; Ganco, Martin; Hinings, C. R. (Bob)

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    <title>Returning to the Frontier of Contingency Theory of Organizational and Institutional Designs</title>
    <date dateType="Issued">2013-06-01</date>
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    <relatedIdentifier relatedIdentifierType="DOI" relationType="IsIdenticalTo">10.1080/19416520.2013.774981</relatedIdentifier>
    <rights rightsURI="">Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International</rights>
    <rights rightsURI="info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess">Open Access</rights>
    <description descriptionType="Abstract">Much has been learned, and even more needs to be learned, about designing
organizations and institutions. Since the 1960s this research has evolved
from contingency to configuration, to complementarity, to complexity and creative
theories of organizing. This chapter reviews these evolving theories (better
called perspectives) and urges scholars to return to the frontier of organization
studies by addressing an important new agenda in designing organizations
with promising new research methods.</description>
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