Drivers of organizational change : a system dynamics analysis intergrating environmental determinism and managerial choice


Zimmermann, Nicole



Document Type: Doctoral dissertation
Year of publication: 2010
Place of publication: Mannheim
University: Universität Mannheim
Evaluator: Milling, Peter
Date of oral examination: 6 October 2010
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL u. Industrie I (Milling Em)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: Accomplishing organizational change is a challenging managerial task. Often, organizations have difficulties in recognizing the need to change. Nicole Zimmermann investigates the barriers to, but also in particular the drivers of organizational change. She places special emphasis on a systemic perspective—using system dynamics modeling—and makes use of a case study of the move to electronic trading at the New York Stock Exchange. It is the first investigation of this transition from an organizational perspective. The causal and dynamic analysis reveals the complexity of change. From the case-specific as well as from a generic study, a structural model results that is able to explain how environmental and cognitive drivers, inertia and managerial attention interact.

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