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Author March, James G.

Title The pursuit of organizational intelligence / James G. March
Published Malden, Mass. ; Oxford : Blackwell Business, 1999


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 MELB  658.4 Mar/Poo  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 397 pages : illustrations
Contents 1. Introduction -- Pt. I. Decisions in Organizations. 2. Understanding How Decisions Happen in Organizations. 3. Continuity and Change in Theories of Organizational Action. 4. Institutional Perspectives on Political Institutions / James G. March and Johan P. Olsen -- Pt. II. Learning in Organizations. 5. Organizational Learning / James G. March and Barbara Levitt. 6. The Evolution of Evolution. 7. Exploration and Exploitation in Organizational Learning. 8. Learning from Samples of One or Fewer / James G. March, Lee S. Sproull and Michal Tamuz. 9. Adaptive Coordination of a Learning Team / James G. March and Pertti H. Lounamaa. 10. The Future, Disposable Organizations, and the Rigidities of Imagination. 11. The Myopia of Learning / James G. March and Daniel A. Levinthal -- Pt. III. Risk Taking in Organizations. 12. Wild Ideas: The Catechism of Heresy. 13. Variable Risk Preferences and Adaptive Aspirations
14. Variable Risk Preferences and the Focus of Attention / James G. March and Zur Shapira. 15. Learning to Be Risk Averse -- Pt. IV. The Giving and Taking of Advice. 16. Model Bias in Social Action. 17. Organizational Consultants and Organizational Research. 18. Organizational Performance as a Dependent Variable / James G. March and Robert I. Sutton. 19. Science, Politics, and Mrs. Gruenberg. 20. Education and the Pursuit of Optimism. 21. A Scholar's Quest
Summary This sequel to Decisions and Organizations aims to reflect the shift in teaching organisational theory towards a softer, more European approach
Notes Presents a series of papers which provide a distinctive perspective on organisational decision making, learning, risk taking and advice giving. Considers the ways in which organisations balance exploration of things they have come to know with exploitation of knowledge they already have and the organisational difficulties and adaptive traps associated with pursuing that balance. Emphasizes the barriers to achieving intelligence, particularly the complications introduced by uncertainty about the future, conflict of interest and ambiguity of goals
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Organizational learning.
Knowledge management.
LC no. 98036982
ISBN 0631211020