Organizational Control by Sim B. Sitkin, Laura B. Cardinal, Katinka M.

By Sim B. Sitkin, Laura B. Cardinal, Katinka M. Bijlsma-Frankema

Association students have lengthy said that keep an eye on tactics are imperative to the best way corporations functionality. whereas keep watch over idea study spans many a long time and attracts on numerous wealthy traditions, theoretical obstacles have stored it from producing constant and interpretable empirical findings and from attaining consensus about the nature of key relationships. This ebook finds how we will be able to triumph over such difficulties via synthesising varied, but complementary, streams of regulate learn right into a theoretical framework and empirical checks that extra absolutely describe how kinds of keep an eye on mechanisms (e.g., using ideas, norms, direct supervision or tracking) geared toward specific regulate ambitions (e.g., enter, habit, output) are utilized inside of certain types of keep watch over structures (i.e., marketplace, extended family, paperwork, integrative). Written through a group of exceptional students, this ebook not just sheds mild at the long-neglected phenomenon of organizational keep watch over, it additionally presents very important instructions for destiny learn

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