Emergence of Organizations out of Garbage Can Dynamics

38 Pages Posted: 15 May 2020

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Guido Fioretti

University of Bologna

Alessandro Lomi

University of Lugano

Date Written: April 20, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Fioretti, Guido and Lomi, Alessandro, Emergence of Organizations out of Garbage Can Dynamics (April 20, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3581357 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3581357

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Alessandro Lomi

University of Lugano ( email )

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Lugano, TN Ticino 6900
Switzerland

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