spacer.png, 0 kB
spacer.png, 0 kB
The Theory of the Population Ecology considered by the Adaptation Theories Imprimir E-mail

THE THEORY OF THE POPULATION ECOLOGY CONSIDERED BY THE ADAPTATION THEORIES

Joaquín Garcilazo
Universidad Católica de Santa Fe – CONICET
Instituto de Ciencias de la Administración (ICA) – Facultad de Ciencias Económicas
Echagüe 7151. Santa Fe, Pcia. de Santa Fe
E-mail: Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla

ABSTRACT


The idea of radical change in organizations has been discussed mainly from two theoretical
positions. One, driven by adaptationist theories, argues that change is possible because the
environment is not something immutable and managers can be active agents of it. The other,
supported by the population ecology theory argues that change is impossible because of structural
inertia that faces all organizations. In this paper we review each of these approaches and discuss
the implications of the theory of population ecology in the light of adaptationist theories.

KEY WORDS: Population Ecology; Theories Adaptation; Radical Change; Organizations.

Read article Complete...

 
spacer.png, 0 kB
spacer.png, 0 kB
spacer.png, 0 kB