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Bureaucracy and innovative organizations : contrasting the Finnish mobile content companies with Weber's 15 tendancies of bureaucracy

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by H Huhtala, T Ketola, MR Parzefall
This empirical paper examines the presence of bureaucracy in the mobile content providing companies in Finland. Interview data, gathered from ten companies, is compared to and contrasted with the 15 tendencies of bureaucracy as defined by Max Weber and Stewart Clegg. The findings indicate that 2 bureaucracy is linked to clarity. However, otherwise it is seen by interviewees as inhibiting their freedom and negatively impacting their organization’s innovativeness. Bureaucracy is not found to be a mode of organizing in the mobile content companies. Instead, a mobile content company is a web-like structure in which the bureaucratic tendencies are largely absent. This paper provides further evidence that innovative organizations do not organize themselves bureaucratically. Keywords: bureaucracy, innovation, innovative organization, organizational structures, mobile telephony, Finland

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

24

Number of Pages

24

Start Date

01/01/2006

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference