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Stability and Change in High-Tech Enterprises Organisational Practices in Small to Medium Enterprises

By Neil Costello Copyright 2000
    176 Pages
    by Routledge

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    How do firms live through and experience change? The authors examine four high-technology firms, providing a rich analysis of their routines, and illustrating how people are continually engaged with change. The book develops a broader concept of routine, and identifies the persistence of routine practices at a strategic level.

    Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. The theoretical framework Chapter 3. Research methods Chapter 4. Digital, the evolution of new routines Chapter 5. The National Extension College, strategic routines Chapter 6. Unipalm-Pipex, change as routine Chapter 7. Chadwyck-Healey, change, routines, and cultural contrasts Chapter 8. Concluding remarks


    Neil Costello is Head of Economics at the Open University. He has held a number of senior posts at the OU and elsewhere and has undertaken consultancy in international development. His teaching and research have increasingly been based around developing an understanding of real-life cases using explanations drawn from a wide range of theoretical positions.