Toward a Theory of Organizational Integration

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serval:BIB_37B943F5A3C9
Type
A part of a book
Publication sub-type
Chapter: chapter ou part
Collection
Publications
Title
Toward a Theory of Organizational Integration
Title of the book
Advances in Strategic Management
Author(s)
Castañer X., Ketokivi M.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing Limited
ISBN
9781787563308
9781787563292
ISSN
0742-3322
Publication state
Published
Issued date
10/12/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
53-80
Language
english
Abstract
In this chapter, the authors theorize organizational integration by extending, elaborating, and combining various theoretical perspectives, such as structural contingency theory, organization economics, and organizational culture. The aim of this study is to provide the foundation for a holistic theory of integration that examines the different relevant facets of integration and a comprehensive set of tools – integrative devices – by which integration can be sought by those who design the organization. To this end, the authors examine the integration challenge that arises from various types of subunit interdependence – pooled, sequential, and reciprocal – and theorize which configurations of integrative devices are more likely to be effective in a given task environment. The authors close by discussing directions for future research on organizational integration.
Keywords
Organization design, organization structure, interdependence, organizational integration, integrative devices, fit
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