Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice: Looking Forward at Forty Vol: 36

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11 Nov 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
458 pages - 156 x 234 x 41mm
Research in the Sociology of Organizations
The year 2012 was 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. The book includes a paper from Cohen, March and Olsen, who record their memories of initial encounters with garbage can ideas of organizational decision making, impressions of their current condition, and some thoughts on convolutions they may experience in the years ahead.
List of Contributors. Advisory Board. The Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice: Looking Forward at Forty. “A Garbage Can Model” At Forty: A Solution that Still Attracts Problems. Turn-Taking and Geopolitics in the Making of Decisions. Mechanisms Generating Context-Dependent Choices. Chance, Preferences, and Predictions in Garbage Can Theory. Garbage Can Ecologies: An Agent-Based Exploration. Aspects of Garbage Can Processes: Temporal Order and the Role of Expediting. Garbage Can in the Lab. Team Formation in the Garbage Can. Modeling Formal and Informal Ties Within an Organization: A Multiple Model Integration. Situated Attention, Loose and Tight Coupling, and the Garbage Can Model. Structure, Skill, and Ambition in Organizational Problem Solving. From the Ivy Tower to the C-suite: Garbage Can Processes and Corporate Strategic Decision Making. Organized Anarchies and the Network Dynamics of Decision Opportunities in an Open Source Software Project. Organizational Decision Mechanisms in an Architectural Competition. Geopolitics and Garbage Cans: Understanding the Essence of Decision Making in an Interdisciplinary and Psycho-Cultural Perspective. The Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice: Looking Forward at Forty. Research in the sociology of organizations. Research in the sociology of organizations. Copyright page.

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