An Overview of Organizational Research in Regional Development: Five Parallel Case Studies

Davies C, Demb A, & Espejo R (1976). An Overview of Organizational Research in Regional Development: Five Parallel Case Studies. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-76-013

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Abstract

In this paper we present proposals for a program of research into problems of complex organizations. The area of interest is organization for integrated regional development and our research will be based on five regional development cases undertaken in different circumstances in various parts of the world.

Organization theory is not a unified field of research but includes many complementary approaches. The authors of this paper reflect this diversity. However, in designing these research proposals we find important points of commonality. The overall research conception based on a multiorganization approach is one such point. This is supported by a common definition of integrated regional development, which we pose for the purpose of organization study, and a common specification for the case descriptions, which form the first output stages of our program. However, in the analytic stages, which follow these descriptions, we see value in following somewhat different approaches. This diversity should strengthen the value of the final output.

In this paper we cover generally the scope and purposes of the overall program. The scope of case descriptions is presented together with an outline of the questions which are addressed in the post-description analytic stages.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2016 08:17
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/567

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