60 Years of March and Simon’s Organizations: An Empirical Examination of its Impact and Influence on Subsequent Research

Ralf Wilden, Jan Hohberger, Timothy M. Devinney, Fabrice Lumineau

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We provide an analytic and systematic review of the impact of March and Simon’s seminal Organizations on management research and discuss the book’s value for current research and propose future applications of it. Building on bibliometric and text-mining approaches, our empirical analysis reveals that although Organizations was contextually based in the industrial milieu of the 1950s, its concepts have found ongoing resonance with scholars. Further, we find that much of this resonance appears to be driven by the ability of scholars in different ‘schools of thought’ to find useful insights from March and Simon’s generalized theoretical structure. However, we also observe that scholars have been selective in their usage of ideas from the book over the last 60 years. Based our analysis, we propose a particular set of future research areas, including a focus on new organizational forms and extending March and Simon’s ideas to multi-level research, which can benefit from more holistically drawing on Organizations and connect its original ideas to address current management problems.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)1570-1604
Nombre de pàgines35
RevistaJournal of Management Studies
Volum56
Número8
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Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 1 de des. 2019
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