Toward a theory of organizational implosion

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The essay seeks to develop theory for a particular type of organizational disaster, "organizational implosion." The organization implosion concept is developed in depth, but a key aspect of it is that organizational members, acting in their official capacities, play a significant role in the havoc wreaked on their organization. Hypotheses are presented about organization disaster and implosion, relating organizational outcomes to the nature of external controlling organizations, communications among organizational sets, and types of interdependence among organizations. A preliminary model of organizational implosion is presented, along with case illustrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-140
Number of pages22
JournalAmerican Review of Public Administration
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

organization
disaster
interdependence
communications
Disaster
Organizational communication
Organization concepts
Organizational outcomes
Interdependence

Keywords

  • environmental constraint
  • organization theory
  • organizational disaster
  • organizational implosion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Marketing

Cite this

Toward a theory of organizational implosion. / Bozeman, Barry.

In: American Review of Public Administration, Vol. 41, No. 2, 03.2011, p. 119-140.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{15cd73aa7bf64f7e905931438300f0bc,
title = "Toward a theory of organizational implosion",
abstract = "The essay seeks to develop theory for a particular type of organizational disaster, {"}organizational implosion.{"} The organization implosion concept is developed in depth, but a key aspect of it is that organizational members, acting in their official capacities, play a significant role in the havoc wreaked on their organization. Hypotheses are presented about organization disaster and implosion, relating organizational outcomes to the nature of external controlling organizations, communications among organizational sets, and types of interdependence among organizations. A preliminary model of organizational implosion is presented, along with case illustrations.",
keywords = "environmental constraint, organization theory, organizational disaster, organizational implosion",
author = "Barry Bozeman",
year = "2011",
month = "3",
doi = "10.1177/0275074010381781",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "41",
pages = "119--140",
journal = "American Review of Public Administration",
issn = "0275-0740",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Toward a theory of organizational implosion

AU - Bozeman, Barry

PY - 2011/3

Y1 - 2011/3

N2 - The essay seeks to develop theory for a particular type of organizational disaster, "organizational implosion." The organization implosion concept is developed in depth, but a key aspect of it is that organizational members, acting in their official capacities, play a significant role in the havoc wreaked on their organization. Hypotheses are presented about organization disaster and implosion, relating organizational outcomes to the nature of external controlling organizations, communications among organizational sets, and types of interdependence among organizations. A preliminary model of organizational implosion is presented, along with case illustrations.

AB - The essay seeks to develop theory for a particular type of organizational disaster, "organizational implosion." The organization implosion concept is developed in depth, but a key aspect of it is that organizational members, acting in their official capacities, play a significant role in the havoc wreaked on their organization. Hypotheses are presented about organization disaster and implosion, relating organizational outcomes to the nature of external controlling organizations, communications among organizational sets, and types of interdependence among organizations. A preliminary model of organizational implosion is presented, along with case illustrations.

KW - environmental constraint

KW - organization theory

KW - organizational disaster

KW - organizational implosion

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79952178781&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79952178781&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/0275074010381781

DO - 10.1177/0275074010381781

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:79952178781

VL - 41

SP - 119

EP - 140

JO - American Review of Public Administration

JF - American Review of Public Administration

SN - 0275-0740

IS - 2

ER -