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Projects, Networks, and Temporary Organizations – S19.3

In a 2018 article in the International Journal of Project Management (Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 4-11), Jorg Sydow and Timo Braun provide a rationale for conceptualizing projects as temporary organizations. They relate that within the practice and study of … Continue reading

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Requisite Variety – S19.1

In the first chapter of Governance and Social Leadership, I indicate that one aspect of my approach to examining governance and leadership is to be troublesome. Part of my reason for doing so is to challenge readers to think about … Continue reading

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Meetings and Time – 6106-T7

One of the cold hard facts of organizational life is that you cannot avoid attending meetings. In fact, meetings make up such a large part of routine organizational activity, it is fair to suggest that meetings provide one of the … Continue reading

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Organizing and Organizations – 6106 Day Three

Using a sports analogy to describe the relationship between these two social phenomena, Douglas North suggests that institutions provide the rules of the game, while organizations are the players. Oliver Williamson, among others, is more concerned with the way in … Continue reading

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