Organizational control rationales in knowledge-intensive organizations: An integrative review of emerging trends

Carlos Martin-Rios
2018 Journal of Public Affairs  
This paper uses a complete review of organizational control configuration (OCC) literature to illustrate the complexity and dynamics of control in knowledge intensive organizations (KIOs). Based on interdisciplinary analysis of the extant literature on OCC, the paper offers a comprehensive look at the "control pathway" taken by the various KIOs, as defined in Blackler's (1995) typology of knowledge organizations. By means of this integrative review of existing theory and research, the paper
more » ... es for greater attention to KIOs' control rationales in OCC theory and research. In doing so, it offers a comprehensive conceptual framework for the study of control in KIOs and suggests a number of propositions for future research.
doi:10.1002/pa.1695 fatcat:jw76i55zyjeahkvfnpjzjrq2am