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FIT BY FOUNDING, FIT BY ADAPTATION: RECONCILING CONFLICTING ORGANIZATION THEORIES WITH LOGICAL FORMALIZATION

Peli, G., Apr-2009, In : Academy of Management Review. 34, 2, p. 343-360 18 p.

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  • Gabor Peli

Organizational populations can alter via the individual adaptation of incumbent organizations or via new entrants that match actual conditions. The Red Queen and inertia theories of organizational ecology represent these two forms of population adjustment. However, some of their conclusions contradict each other in their present state. I reconcile their arguments by refining the concepts of environmental change and adaptation. The main points are captured by logical formalization that derives the modified, noncontradicting conclusions as theorems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-360
Number of pages18
JournalAcademy of Management Review
Volume34
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2009

    Keywords

  • RED QUEEN, POPULATION ECOLOGY, INERTIA, EVOLUTION

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