This paper illustrates how organizations change their architecture in response to environmental feedback, measured in relation to performance gaps. Based on a study of 762 organizations, we explore the modus operandi underpinning architectural change and argue that the interplay between social and historical aspiration levels: (a) constitutes a benchmark against which organizations measure current performance; and (b) defines the scope of architectural change. While a small performance gap leads organizations to implement minor architectural changes (adaptation strategy), a large performance gap requires major change (reorientation strategy).

Mind the gap: adapting and reorienting firms’ organizational architecture / Ceci, Federica; Masciarelli, Francesca; Prencipe, Andrea. - (2010), pp. 1-30. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Technical change: history, economics and policy. A Conference in honour of Nick von Tunzelmann, Brighton (UK) tenutosi a Brighton (UK) nel 19-30/03/2010.

Mind the gap: adapting and reorienting firms’ organizational architecture

CECI, FEDERICA;MASCIARELLI, FRANCESCA;PRENCIPE, ANDREA
2010

Abstract

This paper illustrates how organizations change their architecture in response to environmental feedback, measured in relation to performance gaps. Based on a study of 762 organizations, we explore the modus operandi underpinning architectural change and argue that the interplay between social and historical aspiration levels: (a) constitutes a benchmark against which organizations measure current performance; and (b) defines the scope of architectural change. While a small performance gap leads organizations to implement minor architectural changes (adaptation strategy), a large performance gap requires major change (reorientation strategy).
Mind the gap: adapting and reorienting firms’ organizational architecture / Ceci, Federica; Masciarelli, Francesca; Prencipe, Andrea. - (2010), pp. 1-30. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Technical change: history, economics and policy. A Conference in honour of Nick von Tunzelmann, Brighton (UK) tenutosi a Brighton (UK) nel 19-30/03/2010.
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