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organizational ecosystem
system founded by the interaction of the organization and the environment
Resource Dependence (def)
organizations try to minimize their dependence on other organizations
Collaborative networks (def)
companies join together to become more competitve and to share resources
Traditional orientation (adversarial)
low dependence
suspicion/competition
new orientation (partnership)
high dependence
trust
Population Ecology
focuses on organizational diversity and adaptation within a population of organizations
Population
set of organizations participating in similar activities
organizational form
organization's components (technology) that can be either accepted or rejected by the environment
Niche
a domain or unique environment to support an organization's form
Process of ecological change (3)
Variation
Selection
Retention
Variation
variations appear within population
Selectio
some orgs find niche and survive
retention
a few organizations grow large and become institutionalized
Strategies for survival (2)
generalists
specialists
generalist (def)
offer broad range of products
specialists
offer a narrower range of goods
institutioalism
companies do well if they are perceived by the general populace that they have a general right to exist
Legitimacy
defined as the general perspective that an organization's actions are appropriate within the environment
isomorphism
condition that causes one unit in an organization to resemble other units