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Organizational Paradigms of Reduced Load Work: Accommodation, elaboration, transformation, Academy of Management Journal

Abstract

This study examines variation in organizational responses to part-time work arrangements among professionals and managers. Analyses of over 350 interviews generated three paradigms of differences in ways organizations implemented and interpreted reduced-load work: accommodation, elaboration, and transformation. The paradigms can be viewed as representing firms' proclivity to engage in organizational learning by using individual cases of reduced-load work as opportunities for learning new ways of working and new possibilities for core business priorities.

Type

Article

Author(s)

Michelle L. Buck, MaryDean Lee, Shelley MacDermid

Date Published

2000

Citations

Buck, L. Michelle, MaryDean Lee, and Shelley MacDermid. 2000. Organizational Paradigms of Reduced Load Work: Accommodation, elaboration, transformation. Academy of Management Journal. 43(6): 1211-1226.

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