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Love, E. Geoffrey

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Works: 11 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 17 library holdings
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Why do late adopters perform poorly? : Cultural incongruity and adoption behavior in institutionalized environments ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Out of the frying pan and into the mixing bowl : category structure and the adoption of organisational forms ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Location within the field and the institutional construction of managers' cognition ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Out of the frying pan and into the mixing bowl : category grading and the adoption of novel practices ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Two lenses on a process : categorization and conformity during institutionalization by Peter Cebon( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Compaq Computer Corporation by E. Geoffrey Love( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Theorization, adaptive emulation, and similarity in forms of manufacturing best practice programs ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Meanings on multiple levels : organizational culture and diffusion in institutionalized environments by Peter Cebon( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Category structure and organizational theory ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Location within the field and the institutional construction of managers' cognition by Peter Cebon( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
We demonstrate that differential location in an institutional field leads to a differential impact of institutional pressures on the cognition of actors. We measure the adoption of a set of management techniques called "Manufacturing Best Practices". Our indicators of differential location in the field are whether respondents are public or private, large or small, subsidiaries or independent firms, and technologically sophisticated or unsophisticated. We argue that the first of each pair is more embedded in institutional discourse, as a consequence of differential location in the field, and therefore more likely to acquire institutionalized cognitions. Our indicator of cognition is the extent to which the configuration of practices adopted corresponds to the normatively preferred configuration. We find that firms which are more tightly linked to the field are more likely adopt the practices which are central to the category (in the sense of Rosch or Barsalou's work on category structure) and less likely to adopt the practices which are peripheral
Theorization, adaptive emulation, and similarity in forms of manufacturing best practice programs by E. Geoffrey Love( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
We examine how similarity in organizational implementations or "forms" of Manufacturing Best Practice (MBP) Programs is associated with two factors: 1) direct interorganizational relationships with theorizing agents - specifically consultants, academics, and industry associations and 2) benchmarking, which we conceptualize as an example of adaptive emulation. Theorization and adaptive emulation have been prominent in recent theorizing regarding diffusion, fads and similarity, yet their impact on organizational populations is not well understood. We compare these factors with the association between similarity and interorganizational relationships with similar organizations (customers, suppliers and competitors) which have been more commonly studied and associated with institutional pressures towards similarity and isomorphism. We also empirically examine manager's perceptions of the frequency of use and importance of the several types of interorganizational relationships we study. We find that both direct interorganizational relationships with theorizing agents and benchmarking are related positively to the similarity of a focal organization's MBP program with other organizations MBP programs. In contrast, we find no such relationship for interorganizational relationships with similar organizations. We also find that interorganizational elationships with theorizing agents are perceived to be more important by late adopters than by early adopters of MBP programs. The results around similarity are to a somewhat at odds with most neo-institutional accounts of how institutional processes lead organizations to be more similar. We discuss implications for neo-institutional theory
 
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