Flexibility out of Standardization
16 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2020 Last revised: 28 Oct 2020
Date Written: May 11, 2020
Since at least the 1980s students of organizations speculate on the emergence of a novel organizational form, eventually called adhocracy or network organization, which displays a higher degree of flexibility with respect to traditional bureucracies. However, while empirical investigations point to a number of instances, isolating the defining features of this organizational form has proven to be an elusive task. In this paper with show that certain features of this organizational form can be derived from a slight albeit profound extension of theoretical constructs on organization modes.
Keywords: Flexibility, Adhocracy, Network Organization, Coordination, Software Engineering
JEL Classification: L29, M19
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