Exploring the Complex Dynamics of Organizational Change Towards the Paradigm Life-Cycle in the Hospitality Industry

Dusit Thani Journal, 2010

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Ousanee Sawagvudcharee

Center for Creating Coherent Change and Knowledge

Date Written: July 1, 2010

Abstract

The business environment in which an organization operates is highly competitive, unpredictable, and unstable. Many organizations constantly change in order to survive. This includes organizations within the hospitality industry. Moving towards a change, a paradigm in which the hospitality industry operates may change, die as an organization fails, or continue on as before. This significantly depends on how people understand a paradigm change and cope with it. Investigating the paradigm change can offer a useful way of looking at what is happening to most organizations within the hospitality industry. One way of doing this is through the meta-theory of Knowledge Cybernetics (KC). Examples of the issues involved are provided by the brief examinations of the organizational growth of Starbucks Coffee Company, the Texas Pacific takeover of Midwest Airlines, and Thai Airways International’s privatization.

Keywords: Knowledge Cybernetics, Paradigm, Paradigm Change, Paradigm Life-Cycle Social Viable Systems model, Hospitality Industry

Suggested Citation

Sawagvudcharee, Ousanee, Exploring the Complex Dynamics of Organizational Change Towards the Paradigm Life-Cycle in the Hospitality Industry (July 1, 2010). Dusit Thani Journal, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2791942

Ousanee Sawagvudcharee (Contact Author)

Center for Creating Coherent Change and Knowledge ( email )

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool, Liverpool
United Kingdom

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