Modes of organizing in an expert consultancy: A case study of knowledge, power and egos
UNSPECIFIED (1998) Modes of organizing in an expert consultancy: A case study of knowledge, power and egos. In: 1st International Organization Conference, UNIV WARWICK, COVENTRY, ENGLAND, APR 03-04, 1997. Published in: ORGANIZATION, 5 (4). pp. 543-564.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper presents an empirical study of an 'expert' consultancy focusing on the changes that have occurred in the dominant mode of organizing over its 12-year history. From its inception, the firm was deliberately structured in such a way as to stimulate invention and innovation. The paper traces the changes that have occurred with specific reference to frameworks which emphasize modes of knowledge, knowledge communication and power. The research found that the organization had changed in ways not in keeping with that predicted for firms that are 'knowledge intensive', becoming formalized over time. Whilst explicit rules and procedures had not been implemented, dominant norms and values had emerged which shaped organizational arrangements and constrained processes of innovation. Thus, we question the sustainability of contemporary modes of organizing.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ORGANIZATION|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 543-564|
|Title of Event:||1st International Organization Conference|
|Location of Event:||UNIV WARWICK, COVENTRY, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||APR 03-04, 1997|
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