RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 43245810 LA English T1 The dynamics of rules : change in written organizational codes A1 March, James G., Schulz, Martin,, Zhou, Xueguang,, PB Stanford University Press PP Stanford, CA YR 2000 SN 0804737444 9780804737449 080473996X 9780804739962 AB "This study uses qualitative and quantitative data from the history of a specific organization, Stanford University, to develop speculations about the ways in which written rules change. It contributes both to a theory of rules and to theories of organizational decision-making change, and learning. Organizations respond to problems and react to internal or external pressures by focusing attention on existing and potential rules. The creation, modification, or elimination of a rule, then, is a response to events in the outside environment (such as new government regulations) or to events within the organization (such as alterations in internal government structures)."--Jacket.