Introduction to Neo Institutionalism

Neo Institutionalism describes a revival of the interest for the study of institutions which occurred during the mid-1970s and is linked to a growing interest in the environment in which organizations are embedded that started in the 1960s, according to William Richard Scott, Institutions and Organizations (1995). Neo Institutionalism puts the emphasis on cognition. Neo-Institutional theory can be […]

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Transaction Cost Economics

Transaction Cost Economics aims to explain why certain transactions are done within an organizations rather than on an open market and this fundamental question had been already raised in “The nature of the firm” by Coase (1937). Ronald Coase argued that organizations attempt to minimize transaction costs as these costs can be costly because of the cost […]

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Transactional and Transformational Leadership

To understanding the meaning of “leadership” we can define it as the ability to influence a group toward the achievement of a vision or a set of goals. All managers lead but not all leaders are managers and there are different theories that attempt to explain leadership, but those that receive more attention are those […]

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Work teams and group dynamics

Work teams and group dynamics is a very broad topic, but we will narrow our review to some of the most relevant questions about it: Why is it relevant to study work teams? What are the main group development stages? What is group structure and how does it influence group effectiveness? What are the advantages […]

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Motivation at work. Brief overview on motivation theories 1

The concept of motivation (from the Latin Movere – to move) can be defined as the processes that account for an individual’s intensity, direction, and persistence of effort and is normally described as a state, rather than a trait. Still, some authors also argue that individuals may vary in the extent to which they are more oriented to higher […]

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