Participative decision making as a strategic response to decline: Flexibility, rigidity or a mixture?

Zehava Rosenblatt, Walter Nord

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    Abstract

    The 'rigidity' versus 'adaptation' ('flexibility') approaches in organizational response to decline are challenged in this paper. Re-analysis of studies reporting on participative decision making (PDM) responses suggests that organizations respond not with flexibility, as could be expected, but with a mixture of both flexible and rigid elements. A 'mixture model' is advanced, postulating three critical organizational concepts that need to be considered: predecline institutionalized PDM, PDM information, and PDM internal inconsistencies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)63-75
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
    Volume7
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 1999

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management Information Systems
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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