Institutions in Turbulent Environments: A Study of the Impact of Environmental Change upon Institutions for the Intellectually Disabled

1st Edition

T.P. Keating

Routledge
Published September 18, 2018
Reference - 252 Pages
ISBN 9781138314177 - CAT# K391095
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

Published in 1999. Contemporary organizations are faced with increasingly rapid and dramatic change within their political, cultural and technological environments. Institutions in Turbulent Environments critically examines the way organizations respond to these changes,with a particular focus upon the institutional disability sector. The book examines available theory concerning organizational contingency, adaptation and population ecology. It utilizes a framework developed from this theory to examine the ways in which a major institution for the intellectually disabled responded to the turbulence within its environment. It uses this data to re-examine theory and to propose changes to the way organization/environment relationships are understood.

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