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Not With A Bang, But A Whimper: Explaining Organizational Failures

Meier, Kenneth John and Bohte, John 2003. Not With A Bang, But A Whimper: Explaining Organizational Failures. Administration & Society 35 (1) , pp. 104-121. 10.1177/0095399702250351

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This article uses an ideal stereotypical approach to examine the process of the organizational failures. Private sector stereotypes of government organizations are used to generate hypotheses about when public organizations fail. The hypotheses are tested using 1,000 school districts in Texas. In direct contrast to the hypotheses, the extent of bureaucracy is not related to failures. The only consistent results are that failures are linked to multiple goals and more difficult tasks.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
L Education > LD Individual institutions (United States)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organizational failure; path dependence; education policy; schools
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0095-3997
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:34

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