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Managing Organizational Responsiveness

Toward a Theory of Responsive Practice

Authors: Jacobs, Claus

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Responsiveness - conceived of as an organization's ability to listen, understand and respond to demands put to it by its stakeholders - has become a crucial, yet underresearched concept in strategic change and organization development.

Claus Jacobs develops a concept of enactive responsiveness that transcends the traditional stimulus-response metaphor by re-introducing the dialogical and relational dimensions of responsiveness. Based on an interpretive case study of a 12-month organizational change project in a health care organization, he conceptualizes responsiveness as a perceptive, reflective and adaptive capacity of an organization. Thus, this study contributes to the development of a theory and practice of 'organizational answerability'.

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Dr. Claus Jacobs promovierte an der School of Business Studies der University of Dublin, Trinity College. Als Research Fellow in der Imagination Lab Foundation, Lausanne, forscht er im Bereich innovativer Strategie- und Organisationsentwicklung.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Organizational Responsiveness
Book Subtitle
Toward a Theory of Responsive Practice
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Deutscher Universitätsverlag
Copyright Holder
Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag/GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-322-81119-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-322-81119-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8244-0727-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 154
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