Emergence of Organizations out of Garbage Can Dynamics
38 Pages Posted: 15 May 2020
Date Written: April 20, 2020
This paper derives an ecology of organizations out of the rules of Cohen, March and Olsen's Garbage Can Model of organizational choice. We show that the dynamics of organizational mortality implied by the model is broadly consistent with the results reported by empirical studies.
Keywords: Organizational Decision Making, Garbage Can Model, Organizational Ecology, Liability of Newness, Liability of Adolescence
JEL Classification: D79, C69
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