Organizational Strategy, Structure, and Process

Academy of Management Review, 3, 546-562.

18 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2016

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Raymond E. Miles

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

Charles C. Snow

Pennsylvania State University

Alan D. Meyer

University of Oregon - Department of Management

Henry Coleman

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Date Written: January 1, 1978

Abstract

Organizational adaptation is a topic that has received only limited and fragmented theoretical treatment. Any attempt to examine organizational adaptation is difficult, since the process is highly complex and changeable. The proposed theoretical framework deals with alternative ways in which organizations define their product-market domains (strategy) and construct mechanisms (structures and processes) to pursue these strategies. The framework is based on interpretation of existing literature and continuing studies in four industries (college textbook publishing, electronics, food processing, and health care).

Suggested Citation

Miles, Raymond E. and Snow, Charles C. and Meyer, Alan and Coleman, Henry, Organizational Strategy, Structure, and Process (January 1, 1978). Academy of Management Review, 3, 546-562., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2720527

Raymond E. Miles (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business ( email )

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Charles C. Snow

Pennsylvania State University ( email )

University Park
State College, PA 16802
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Alan Meyer

University of Oregon - Department of Management ( email )

Eugene, OR 97403-1208
United States

Henry Coleman

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy ( email )

33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1982
United States

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