The Dynamic Responsiveness of Organizations

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dc.contributor.author Juul Andersen, Torben
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-13T09:58:32Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-13T09:58:32Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/9008
dc.description.abstract Organizational studies should address contemporary challenges of dealing effectively with the increasingly complex and dynamic business conditions. In this context we argue that structural features are linked to the corporate strategy process and affect the organization’s ability to respond to ongoing environmental changes. Sustainable performance arguably derives from integrative strategy-making where business opportunities are pursued as they emerge while being directed and coordinated through forward-looking analytics. This combination of decentralized responsiveness and central reasoning identifies a dynamic system of interacting fast and slow processes. The fast system observes and reacts to environmental stimuli and the slow system interprets events and reasons about future actions. When the fast and slow processes interact they form a dynamic adaptive system that allows the organization to respond to uncertain and changing conditions. We apply this model to interactions among individuals in organizations where ongoing experiential insights among dispersed operating managers interact with the forward-looking planning considerations around top-management. This identifies an organization that is able to react to frequent and often unpredictable changes and adapt. en_US
dc.format.extent 36 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CGSR Working Paper Series;3
dc.subject.other Adaptation en_US
dc.subject.other Collaborative learning en_US
dc.subject.other Dynamic systems en_US
dc.subject.other Fast and slow processes en_US
dc.subject.other Organizational culture en_US
dc.subject.other Strategic responsiveness en_US
dc.title The Dynamic Responsiveness of Organizations en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for International Økonomi og Virksomhedsledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort INT en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of International Economics and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INT en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2014 en_US


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