Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Bloomer is arguing for a perception beyond semantics and syntax — a perception, that is, beyond the simple rules and history of language. Are the configurations significant that describe … a close analysis of texts that at the level of material to be analysed are the relations among language, literature, writing, drawing, building and closed to context and at the level of the process of analysis are open to a architecture?
This page intentionally left blank Contributors Howard E. Amburgey University of Kentucky William P.
Barnett Stanford University Joel A. Burgelman Stanford University Donald T. Singh University of Pennsylvania William H. Tucker University of Michigan Michael L.
Tushman Columbia University Andrew H. Winter University of Pennsylvania Catherine R. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. We introduce the idea that organizational processes—interaction and replication—act on two kinds of organizational entities—ecological and genealogical—at a variety of hierarchically nested levels of organization.
The framework provides 1 an articulation of the domain of evolutionary inquiry in organization theory, 2 a context for the chapters that follow, and 3 a basis for identifying aspects of evolutionary theory in need of further investigation. We conclude by linking each chapter to the proposed framework, identifying some important challenges and themes revealed in the volume as a whole and making explicit several directions for future research that appear to hold promise for advancing an evolutionary theory of organizations.
The Evolutionary Dynamics of Organizations What is it that evolutionary theories of organizations seek to explain? Such theories have three major foci: Organizational evolution is concerned with the events in the histories of these entities that are produced by these processes.
To date, organization theorists do not have a fully developed theory of organizational evolution Hannan and Freeman, Therefore, in this introductory section, we attempt to link some key ideas on organizational evolution and provide a general representation of it that organizes and articulates its currently disparate parts.
We begin by describing the two basic approaches to studying organizational evolution: We then explore a framework for organizational evolution that combines these approaches.
Here we conceptualize organizational evolution as the complex interplays between two kinds of processes, interaction and replication Hull, acting on two kinds of entities, ecological and genealogical Eldredge, at a variety of levels of organization. We characterize the world of organizations as composed of two hierarchies of entities, one ecological e.
See the section entitled "Ecological and Genealogical Hierarchies" in this chapter. Genealogical entities pass on their information largely intact in successive replications.
Ecological entities, the structural and behavioral expressions of the genealogical entities, interact with the environment and this interaction causes replication to be differential.
This "natural selection vector" Eldredge,the differential success of ecological entities that causes the differential perpetuation through replication of genealogical entities over time, is the core of the evolutionary connection between the ecological and the genealogical systems.
Thus, organizational evolution is the result of genealogical entities replicating, ecological entities interacting, the net effect of these interactions being the differential persistence of the genealogical entities that produced them.
A theory of organizational evolution—indeed, any evolutionary system—minimally requires these two kinds of processes i.
Neither can a theory of evolution be complete without a consideration of the source of the information that supplies the entities to the ecological arena. In the evolutionary view, history and current function are intricately related. We need an understanding of the integration of the interactive processes of resource exchange and transformation, on the one Organizational Hierarchies and Evolutionary Processes 5 hand, and the historical processes of information conservation and transmission on the other.
In the dual-hierarchy framework, we account for historical effects through the processes of the genealogical hierarchy and ecological effects through the forces that act on each generation of the ecological hierarchy.
Organizational Ecology and Organizational Systematics Ecological and systematic approaches to organizational evolution are focused on what happens to different kinds of entities over time. Organizational ecology emphasizes entities involved in resource exchange and transformation, while organizational systematics emphasizes those entities engaged in the conservation and transmission of hereditary information.
With few exceptions e. Organizational ecology seeks to understand the mutual interactions within and among the populations and communities comprising organizational ecosystems and the mechanisms and processes underlying their growth, regulation and decline Carroll, ; Hannan and Freeman,IB Environmental Systems and Societies: Answers To help you gauge your progress and understanding, the answers for your IB Environmental Systems and Societies Course Book are available here.
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