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Compact case
Authors: Andres Hatum
Published by: IAE Business School
Published in: 2003
Length: 4 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

According to several authors, organizations may have a limited ability to respond to environmental changes and to embrace change without high levels of resistance. This article focuses on internal sources of inertia, which stem from the organization’s capabilities, the mental models or mindsets that shape the way managers understand the world, and the company’s history. External forces are also briefly addressed.

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Abstract

According to several authors, organizations may have a limited ability to respond to environmental changes and to embrace change without high levels of resistance. This article focuses on internal sources of inertia, which stem from the organization’s capabilities, the mental models or mindsets that shape the way managers understand the world, and the company’s history. External forces are also briefly addressed.

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