Population-selectivity model of organization development:
essence, sphere and prospect for application (part I)


Shcherbina V.V.

Dr. Sci. (Soc.), Prof., Head of Department of Sociology of Organizations and Social Technologies, Russian State University for the Humanities, Chief Researcher, Center for Sociology of Management and Social Technologies, Institute of Sociology of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia scherbina.vyacheslav@mail.ru

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Shcherbina V.V. Population-selectivity model of organization development: essence, sphere and prospect for application (part I). Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 6. P. 78-86




Abstract

The paper discusses emergence, making and contents of a theoretical model of organization development (OD) called in sociology of organizations a population-selectivity model. A explanatory scheme if offered: mechanisms of OD flow are described along with its forecasting capabilities and prospect for practical application. Emergence of the model is linked to crisis in systemic ideas of organization theory


Keywords
organization development; structural changes; organization’s survival; environmentalism; organization population; resource niches; niche’s width; organization’s repertoire
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