Title
Fit by founding, fit by adjustment: reconciling conflicting organization theories with logical formalization Fit by founding, fit by adjustment: reconciling conflicting organization theories with logical formalization
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Amherst, Mass. ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
The Academy of Management review / Mississippi State University. Academy of Management. - Amherst, Mass.
Volume/pages
34(2009) :2 , p. 343-360
ISSN
0363-7425
ISI
000264675800009
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Abstract
Organizational populations can alter via the individual adaptation of incumbent organizations or via new entrants that match actual conditions. The Red Queen and inertia theories of organizational ecology represent these two forms of population adjustment. However, some of their conclusions contradict each other in their present state. I reconcile their arguments by refining the concepts of environmental change and adaptation. The main points are captured by logical formalization that derives the modified, noncontradicting conclusions as theorems
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