Title

The Role of Structured Intuition and Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-2010

Abstract

Woodward's seminal research linking technology to optimal organizational form presented a contingent theory of managerial structure that, in effect, presented the organizational version of scientific management. Taylorism addressed individual work processes; Woodward's theory addressed organizational structural processes; deviations from optimized processes or systems reduced effectiveness. The very nature of contingency theory, however, relies on the implicit assumption that the production technology of the organization is the primary mechanism by which the firm generates value. In the case of the biotechnology and social networking firms, the underlying production technology and organizational structure are intermediaries to value creation, not production technologies per se.

Discipline

Business | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Technology and Organization: Essays in Honour of Joan Woodward

Volume

29

Editor

Phillips, Nelson; Griffiths, Dorothy S.; Sewell, Graham

First Page

277

Last Page

285

ISBN

9781849509855

Identifier

10.1108/S0733-558X(2010)0000029021

Publisher

Emerald

City or Country

Bingley

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X(2010)0000029021