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Title: Coherence and complexity: Ambiguity and (mis)-understanding across management teams
Authors: Cairns, George
Burt, George
Beech, Nic
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Issue Date: Feb-2001
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Cairns G, Burt G & Beech N (2001) Coherence and complexity: Ambiguity and (mis)-understanding across management teams, Strategic Change, 10 (1), pp. 23-35.
Abstract: This paper examines the concept of ‘cohesion', little discussed in management literature, and proposes the following. - Management action derived from intent towards cohesion may mitigate against the development of organizational cohesion, in that ... ... Apparent conflict between management intent and action inhibits understanding of organizational intent at senior and middle management level, with the result that ... ... The divisive response to the failed drive for unitary cohesion inhibits organizational learning.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: University of Strathclyde
Management Work and Organisation
University of Strathclyde

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