TITLE

FROM RITUAL TO REALITY: DEMOGRAPHY, IDEOLOGY, AND DECOUPLING IN A POST-COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT AGENCY

AUTHOR(S)
TILCSIK, ANDRÁS
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Academy of Management Journal;Dec2010, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p1474
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Decoupling--the creation of gaps between formal policies and actual practices--is ubiquitous in organizations. Yet little research has examined how decoupling unfolds over time. This qualitative case study of a post-Communist government agency develops process models of what precedes and what follows the decision to decouple. I show that the demography and ideology of powerful organization members influence whether decoupling occurs, how it unfolds, and whether it is sustainable. Further, I suggest decoupling may carry seeds of its own decay: under certain conditions, the decision to decouple can trigger demographic changes that eventually erode decoupling.
ACCESSION #
57318905

 

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