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Title: Influencing the Organization's Priorities - A Theoretical Rationale for an Independent Intervention
Contributor(s): Khan, Ashfaq A  (author); Mihret, Dessalegn (author)
Publication Date: 2013
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Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: undefined
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 950402 Business Ethics
930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 130302 Business ethics
160204 Management, resources and leadership
Abstract: Current literature on organizational change advocates the significance of 'strategy facilitation' on the part of the parent organization in the process of change imposed on the subordinate organization. Through this conceptual paper, resorting to the recent strategic changes Australian tertiary sector's constituents underwent in response to the Australian government's funding-specific policy changes for the sector, we argue that while 'strategy facilitation' by a 'power source' works to the advantage of subordinate organizations, 'strategy imposition' may work the opposite way. Externally dictated conditions for a change that leave an organization with no option but to submit passively to the pressure and adapt its core organizational elements for the sake of its survival, may result in the organization's demise in its real essence, as the organization sacrifices its true identity in an attempt to placate the external demand. Accountability dictates that such a change needs to be scrupulously checked and subjected to an independent enquiry before considered for implementation. We aim to develop theory- and logic-deduced propositions to help guide future empirical research into the area.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: APIRA 2013: 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Kobe, Japan, 26th - 28th July, 2013
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, p. 1-21
Publisher: APIRA Conference Committee
Place of Publication: online
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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