Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/79065
Authors: 
Martin, Albert
Weisenfeld-Schenk, Ursula
Bekmeier-Feuerhahn, Sigrid
Year of Publication: 
2009
Citation: 
[Journal:] Management Revue [ISSN:] 1861-9916 [Publisher:] Hampp [Place:] Mering [Volume:] 20 [Year:] 2009 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 117-125
Abstract: 
To understand organizational, strategic and technological change it would be helpful to resort to mechanisms that are responsible for triggering and directing deep-seated social change processes. Propositions about mechanisms have an interesting epistemological status, they take an intermediate stance between law-like and descriptive statements. On the one hand they designate concrete events and on the other they draw on the causality responsible for the emergence of these events. In this article we describe some fundamental characteristics of mechanisms, describe some important change mechanisms and articulate some desiderata for mechanisms-research.
Subjects: 
change processes
mechanisms
logic of explanation
management of change
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Document Type: 
Article

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