Kraatz, Matthew, Ventresca, Marc and Deng, Lina (2010) Precarious Values and Mundane Innovations: The Diffusion of Enrollment Management in U.S. Higher Education 1970-2005. Academy of Management Journal, 53 (6). pp. 1521-1545.
Drawing primarily from Selznick's institutionalism, we make a general case for renewed attention to the "mundane administrative arrangements" that underlie the organizational capacity for value realization and a particular case for the study of value-subverting management innovations. An empirical study of "enrollment management" in liberal arts colleges reveals this ostensibly innocuous innovation's value-undermining effects and identifies the organizational and environmental factors that have made these venerable organizations more or less susceptible to its adoption.
|Keywords:||Humanistic education; Universities and colleges; Institutional characteristics; Institutional environment; Social processes|
|Subject(s):||Science & technology management
Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
|Centre:||Institute for Science, Innovation and Society
Faculty of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business
|Date Deposited:||05 Feb 2012 20:26|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2015 14:06|
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