Implementing Externally Induced Innovations: A Comparison of Rule-Bound and Autonomous Approaches

Alfred A. Marcus
1988 Academy of Management Journal  
This research analyzed how nuclear power plants implemented safety review innovations introduced by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after the Three Mile Island accident. The findings suggested that nu clear power plants with relatively poor safety records tended to re spond in a rule-bound manner that perpetuated their poor safety per formance and that n"c1ear power plants whose safety records were relatively strong tended to retain their autonomy. a response that rein forced their strong safety performance.
doi:10.5465/256547 fatcat:l5kbuuzwpfc6rpkrdi47zv6wk4