Organizational Change and Innovation Processes: Theory and Methods for Research

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Oxford University Press, Nov 16, 2000 - Business & Economics - 416 pages
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In a world of organizations that are in constant change scholars have long sought to understand and explain how they change. This book introduces research methods that are specifically designed to support the development and evaluation of organizational process theories. The authors are a group of highly regarded experts who have been doing collaborative research on change and development for many years.
 

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Contents

Perspectives on Change and Development in Organizations
3
Process Theories and Narrative Explanation
29
A Typology of Proceu Theories
56
Overview Methods for Process Research
91
DEFINITIONS AND CODING RULES FOR CIP EVENTS
104
Issues in the Design of Process Research
112
BUILDING AN EVENT SEQUENCE FILE
154
Stochastic Modeling
175
Event Time Series Regression Analysis
263
Event Time Series Nonlinear Dynamical Analysis
306
Conclusion
362
Appendix
381
References
383
Acknowledgments
400
Index
401
Copyright

Phasic Analysis
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