publication . Doctoral thesis . 2013

Structural and Cultural Approaches Towards Studying the Diffusion of Management Practices

Scheiber, Florian;
Open Access German
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Country: Germany
This dissertation combines so called structural and cultural approaches within diffusion research from organizational theory in order to contribute to gaining a deeper understanding for the spread of management practices. Therefore, three empirical cases are assessed using both qualitative and quantitative research methods: (1) The diffusion of codes of conduct among 287 firms in the German textile and apparel industry, (2) the diffusion of modern management practices among 272 German SMEs and (3) symbolic adoption of management practices by the 500 largest companies in Germany. Overall, the results demonstrate that explaining the upstream processes of much orga...
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