The Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice [electronic resource]: Looking Forward at Forty
Harrison, Richard Editor
Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited Nov. 2012
458 p. 23.400x15.600 cm.
1780527128 (Trade Cloth), 9781780527123
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Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited Nov. 2012
1780527128 (Trade Cloth)
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The year 2012 is the 40th anniversary of the publication of Cohen, March, and Olsen's influential article "The Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice", which offered a major new perspective on organizational decision making. To celebrate this enduring paradigm, its impact on our understanding of organizational decision making, and the broad streams of research it has influenced, this collection of papers provides a rich demonstration of the influence that the GCM is continuing to have on current research. The chapters make original contributions to research on organizational decision making by developing new models and theoretical extensions based on or inspired by prior garbage can work, by applying garbage can concepts and interpretations to new problems and novel settings.
Table of Contents
List of Contributorsp. ix
Advisory Boardp. xi
The Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice: Looking Forward at Fortyp. 3
"A Garbage Can Model" At Forty: A Solution that Still Attracts Problemsp. 19
Turn-Taking and Geopolitics in the Making of Decisionsp. 33
Mechanisms Generating Context-Dependent Choicesp. 65
Chance, Preferences, and Predictions in Garbage Can Theoryp. 99
Decision Technology
Garbage Can Ecologies: An Agent-Based Explorationp. 141
Aspects of Garbage Can Processes: Temporal Order and the Role of Expeditingp. 165
Garbage Can in the Labp. 189
Team Formation in the Garbage Canp. 229
Modeling Formal and Informal Ties within an Organization: A Multiple Model Integrationp. 253
Situated Attention, Loose and Tight Coupling, and the Garbage Can Modelp. 293
Structure, Skill, and Ambition in Organizational Problem Solvingp. 319
From the Ivy Tower to the C-Suite: Garbage Can Processes and Corporate Strategic Decision Makingp. 349
Organized Anarchies and the Network Dynamics of Decision Opportunities in an Open Source Software Projectp. 363
Organizational Decision Mechanisms in an Architectural Competitionp. 399
Geopolitics and Garbage Cans: Understanding the Essence of Decision Making in an Interdisciplinary and Psycho-Cultural Perspectivep. 431
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