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Organizational Improvisation and Organizational Memory

Christine Moorman, Anne S. Miner
1998 Academy of Management Review  
JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive.  ...  We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org.  ...  Organizational improvisation. Concerning the measurement of improvisation, we see several plausible approaches to assessing improvisation in field studies of organizations.  ... 
doi:10.2307/259058 fatcat:3r7y5krzarei7blrzwkuodwfgq

Organizational Improvisation and Organizational Memory

Christine Moorman, Anne S. Miner
1998 Academy of Management Review  
JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive.  ...  We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org.  ...  Organizational improvisation. Concerning the measurement of improvisation, we see several plausible approaches to assessing improvisation in field studies of organizations.  ... 
doi:10.5465/amr.1998.1255634 fatcat:hzrktmj3bng2hkddl2g7yfc4pe

Time and Organizational Improvisation

Mary M. Crossan, João Vieira da Cunha, Miguel Pina E. Cunha, Dusya Vera
2002 Social Science Research Network  
We propose that improvisation offers a means for management theory and practice to overcome these apparent time dichotomies.  ...  Using the concept of improvisation we reconcile two major time dichotomies associated with organizational phenomena: clock time versus event time and linear time versus cyclical time.  ...  and a continuous-field organization " (1982: 197) .  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.881839 fatcat:h4me4nwurrdrlg7tajqaool5ry

Time and Organizational Improvisation

Mary Crossan, Miguel Pina E Cunha, Dusya Vera, João Cunha
2005 Academy of Management Review  
We propose that improvisation offers a means for management theory and practice to overcome these apparent time dichotomies.  ...  Using the concept of improvisation we reconcile two major time dichotomies associated with organizational phenomena: clock time versus event time and linear time versus cyclical time.  ...  and a continuous-field organization " (1982: 197) .  ... 
doi:10.5465/amr.2005.15281441 fatcat:na3vjs2dzfg6bfiqmausnumt6u

Coda—Creativity and Improvisation in Jazz and Organizations: Implications for Organizational Learning

Frank J. Barrett
1998 Organization science (Providence, R.I.)  
"Controlled" modes of processing are deliberate, effortful, active, strategic, directed, and intentional . Jazz improvising seems to employ a combination of modes of processing.  ...  Once learned, these become second nature, or learned habits that one can rely upon.  ...  (Buster Williams in Berliner 1994, p. 392) Most of our studies of organizational behavior have a rational-cognitive orientation.  ... 
doi:10.1287/orsc.9.5.605 fatcat:all5jz4pszajha4psatlabi3by

Organizational Improvisation: A Consolidating Review and Framework

Allègre L. Hadida, William Tarvainen, Jed Rose
2014 International Journal of Management Reviews  
Very few studies explain, for instance, how and why organizational members learn and evolve from improvising alone (individual) to improvising with one or few others (interpersonal) and onto improvising  ...  Taking Stock: Definition, Rationale for and Existing Studies of OI Organizational Improvisation: A Definition As a young, interdisciplinary and occasionally uncontained concept, OI has struggled to develop  ... 
doi:10.1111/ijmr.12047 fatcat:2f52qfjxrfg7hhqetgchgclive

E-improvisation: collaborative groupware technology expands the reach and effectiveness of organizational improvisation

Brent McKnight, Nick Bontis
2002 Knowledge and Process Management  
This field of management science draws from a metaphor based in improvisational theatre and jazz music and is defined as: "The ability to spontaneously recombine knowledge, processes and structure in real  ...  Brent begins work as a technology analyst for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) in the fall of 2001 where he hopes to continue working with collaborative technologies and organizational improvisation  ...  These are valuable results and makes organizational improvisation an appealing field of study. There are ch!'.1-llenges however to the implementation of organizational improvisation.  ... 
doi:10.1002/kpm.154 fatcat:57nak5ypgzcdfdijqovh225n3q

Culture and Organizational Improvisation in UK Financial Services

Stephen A. Leybourne
2009 Journal of Service Science and Management  
One of these factors is a supportive organizational culture, and this specific area is dealt with in this paper.  ...  The outcomes of the full study are documented elsewhere, and they identify a number of key factors that contribute to the successful use and control of improvisational working practices.  ...  DivestCo was developing a new vision and a new set of organizational values during the period that data for this study was being collected.  ... 
doi:10.4236/jssm.2009.24029 fatcat:j6xu5ub2lbbxfmjfb6m5tgjetu

Examining Organizational Improvisation: The Role Of Strategic Reasoning And Managerial Factors

Darwina Arshad, Paul Hughes
2009 Zenodo  
organizational improvisation, (b) top level managers- individual characteristics as a whole affect organizational improvisation; and (c) organizational improvisation positively affects firm performance  ...  Three hypotheses were examined and the findings confirm that (a) there is no relationship between intuitive reasoning and organizational improvisation but there is a link between rational reasoning and  ...  No study has investigated direct relationships between organizational improvisation and firm performance as a whole.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1085950 fatcat:f4gwhx6vrbabvmubtgm2t5rsyy

The Moderating Impact of Organizational Identity Strength between Strategic Improvisation and Organizational Memory and Their Effects on Competitive Advantage

Siyuan Yu, Yang Zhang, Jin Yu, Xuanzhi Yang, Abbas Mardani
2021 Sustainability  
In this study, we try to unveil the mechanism by proposing a moderated mediation model investigating the relationships among strategic improvisation, organizational memory, organizational identity strength  ...  We also offer some practical suggestions to top managers in terms of cultivating improvising learning as well.  ...  Organizational Learning Studies of organizational learning began in the1950s.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13063207 fatcat:mqb2wklp6jb3hnzi5zckmtjxp4

Strategic Change and the Jazz Mindset: Exploring Practices that Enhance Dynamic Capabilities for Organizational Improvisation [chapter]

Ethan S. Bernstein, Frank J. Barrett
2011 Research in Organizational Change and Development  
How can leaders adopt a mindset that maximizes learning, remains responsive to short-term emergent opportunities, and simultaneously strengthens longer-term dynamic capabilities of the organization?  ...  This chapter explores the organizational decisions and practices leaders can initiate to extend, strengthen, or transform "ordinary capabilities' ' (Winter, 2003) into enhanced improvisational competence  ...  We use a number of field studies and interviews to do so.  ... 
doi:10.1108/s0897-3016(2011)0000019005 fatcat:4hylmwa7azdm5b4agfwa65zdmi

Strategic improvisation and HEIs performance: the moderating role of organizational culture

Najafi Auwalu Ibrahim, Rosli Mahmood, Muhammad Shukri Bakar
2018 PSU Research Review  
Purpose -This study aims to explore the relationships between strategic improvisation, organizational culture and higher education institutions (HEIs) performance.  ...  Findings -The major findings indicate that both strategic improvisation and organizational culture dimensions have direct relationship with HEIs performance.  ...  For instance, Bergh and Lim (2008) conducted a study on the absorptive capacity and improvisation from the organizational learning point of view using a sample of 205 of companies that announced and  ... 
doi:10.1108/prr-01-2017-0009 fatcat:5frtu7q6cze37hfdob2hvp5vzi

Improvising Theory: Process and Temporality in Ethnographic Fieldwork2014 1 Allaine Cerwonka and Liisa H. Malkki Improvising Theory: Process and Temporality in Ethnographic Fieldwork London The University of Chicago Press 2007 203 pp 9780226100319 $20

2014 Journal of Organizational Ethnography  
She argues, similar to young musicians who owe their professional development to informal study sessions and socialising, young ethnographers can learn much about methodological issues outside formal,  ...  Many things that often go without saying cannot be taught before one has entered the field, as it is like trying to tell a musician how to improvise! (p. 185).  ... 
doi:10.1108/joe-05-2014-0012 fatcat:jrzylhmwhfe2blridjqeqn52fm

Collective agility, paradox and organizational improvisation: the development of a particle physics grid

Yingqin Zheng, Will Venters, Tony Cornford
2010 Information Systems Journal  
The collective agility of GridPP is analysed as a process of "enacted emergence" expressed through the dynamics of six improvisation-paradoxes.  ...  This paper examines systems development in a global collaborative community of high energy physics and offers insights and implications for agile systems development in other large scale and distributed  ...  A collective attitude to deal with uncertainty and ambiguity; Capability of organizational learning; Capability to work under great pressure; Distributed management Drawing upon organizational  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1365-2575.2010.00360.x fatcat:eoghwgxh5vf6vaz6kianb36qpq

Organizational improvisation capability of schools: A study of scale adaptation and level determination

İbrahim Limon, Ümit Dilekçi
2020 Pegem Eğitim ve Öğretim Dergisi  
The aim of this study was to adapt the Scale of Organization Improvisational Capability (SOIC) into Turkish culture and determine schools' organizational improvisation capability.  ...  In the second stage, a single screening model was employed to determine schools' organizational improvisation capacity and to compare it by various variables.  ...  As a matter of fact, there are studies analyzing cases of organizational improvisation in response to accidents and disasters in literature.  ... 
doi:10.14527/pegegog.2020.035 fatcat:pqdyamne3nfojda7xmnjh3yrlu
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