Strategies and Organizations in Transition Vol: 3

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30 Nov 2001
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
358 pages - 156 x 234 x 20mm
International Research in the Business Disciplines


The world of business has always been considered quick and unforgiving, but it is certainly getting even quicker and less forgiving as we enter the new "millennium." New problems have given rise to new approaches while some, but not all, old problems yield new solutions. The theme of this volume "Strategies and organizations in Transition" reflects a world in which variety, change, and unique perspectives are interwoven into the fabric of 21st-century business. The volume articles presented here represent a combination of empirical business research and practical business insight covering a wide range of current and future business issues, with specific emphasis upon the changing dynamics. Articles of particular interest such as Neil Kay's examination of cooperative strategies from a transaction cost theoretical basis, Srinivasan and Brush's examination of modern vertical relationships, and Ryman and Fryxell's analysis of the impact of technology on the health care system are all likely to have implications well beyond the pages of this volume. Equally, "Strategies and Organizations in Transition" also contains Bennett and Stamper's groundbreaking exploration of the complex area of discretionary workplace behaviour and Curt Stiles' exploration of product diversity and specialization in industry. With a more academic focus, Dean and Bamford provide a conceptual examination and interpretation of various economic disequilibrium theories of classical economists as a foundation for extending entrepreneurial research, while Ling, Lubatkin and Schulze explore the relationship between altruism and the governance of family firms. The volume also attempts to further extend the realm of traditional business concerns by its inclusion of two papers that underscore how traditional business and Government constraints impact those wishing to engage in space related entrepreneurial activity.
Preface to Volume 3 (M.H. Ryan). Introduction (C.S. Galbraith). Evolving Strategies: Transactional Economics and Contract Theory. Patterns and triggers in the evolution of cooperative activity (N. Kay). Advanced manufacturing technology, flexibility and the strategic scope of high technology firms: theoretical thoughts and empirical evidence from Scottish technology products firms (C.S. Galbraith, A. De Noble). Towards a theory of supplier performance in vertical exchange relationships (R. Srinivasan, T. Brush). Evolving Strategies: Structural Approaches. Competition and medical technology: effects on health care costs in major US markets (J. Ryman, G.E. Fryxell). Industry specialization trends: impacts of corporate choice and economic structure (C.H. Stiles). Entrepreneurship: New Developments and Classical Theory. Searching for entrepreneurial theory: economic disequilibrium models as a conceptual foundation for entrepreneurship research (T.J. Dean, C.E. Bamford). Lessons learned among US entrepreneurs: a longitudinal examination of strategic "purposeful" network structures & outcomes (S.E. Human). Successes and Failures of System Implementation. Consonance in information systems (G. Klein et al.). New program failure: a look at TQM and scientific management (R. Churchman). Managerial decision making in regulated environments: hospitals (B. Bigelow, J. Mahon). Consumer ethnocentrism and international trade agreements: the view from generation X (M.R. Luthy). Application of risk assessment of the business environment in the Czech and Slovak republics (J. Chacko, M.H. Deis). Corporate citizenship and deviancy: a study of discretionary work behavior (R. Bennett, C.L. Stamper). New Arenas and Old Problems. The US Congress and the post-Apollo civilian space program, the first twenty-five years (J.A. Vedda). Entrepreneurial imperatives for the twenty-first century: strategic and operational challenges facing space-based business (M.H. Ryan). Thinking for Future Volumes. Managerial decision making in regulated environments (R.S. Goodman).

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