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  1. Content type: Organization Zoo

    Bitcoin represents the first real-world implementation of a “decentralized autonomous organization” (DAO) and offers a new paradigm for organization design. Imagine working for a global business organization w...

    Authors: Ying-Ying Hsieh and Jean-Philippe Vergne

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2018 7:14

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  2. Content type: Organization Zoo

    While some firms build cars or smartphones, Rocket Internet builds companies. The incubator and investment firm has pioneered an extreme approach to new venture creation that is often referred to as a “startup...

    Authors: Oliver Baumann, Carsten Bergenholtz, Lars Frederiksen, Robert M. Grant, Rebecca Köhler, David L. Preston and Scott Shane

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2018 7:13

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  3. Content type: Research Primer

    The objective of this article is to introduce readers to the emerging research stream on business ecosystems, explicating the novelty and the usefulness of ecosystem-based theorizing, and hoping to pave the wa...

    Authors: Rahul Kapoor

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2018 7:12

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  4. Content type: Research

    Self-management is increasingly required by people in jobs with flexible schedules and locations, freelance arrangements, and other forms of organizational job design. Successful self-management requires a sen...

    Authors: Terri L. Griffith, Emma S. Nordbäck, John E. Sawyer and Ronald E. Rice

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2018 7:10

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  5. Content type: Research

    Articles published in the Journal of Organization Design (JOD) from its inception in 2012 until mid-2018 are reviewed and summarized according to their type: research, point of view, translational, case study, re...

    Authors: Charles C. Snow

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2018 7:9

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  6. Content type: Point of View

    Acquisition experience is commonly viewed as an important determinant of subsequent acquisition success. Yet, empirical evidence suggests that acquisition experience may not be positively associated with acqui...

    Authors: Kalin D. Kolev and Jerayr (John) Haleblian

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2018 7:8

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  7. Content type: Research

    Organizational scholars have shown increasing interest in the ways in which managers enact and respond to competing demands and the tensions they prompt as constitutive elements of their organizations. There is n...

    Authors: Medhanie Gaim, Nils Wåhlin, Miguel Pina e Cunha and Stewart Clegg

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2018 7:6

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  8. Content type: Editorial

    Authors: Børge Obel, Charles Snow, John Joseph and Metin Sengul

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2018 7:4

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  9. Content type: Research Primer

    This article discusses post-merger integration (PMI) and the trade-off between the economic benefits and costs that arise when organizations merge under a new organizational structure and reconfigure their bus...

    Authors: Julia Bodner and Laurence Capron

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2018 7:3

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  10. Content type: Research

    We investigate the idea that firms’ choices of M&A evaluation methods are influenced by two socio-political factors that arise in the behavioral theory of the firm—uncertainty and controversy. In doing so, we ...

    Authors: Hyoung-Goo Kang, Wonseok Woo, Richard M. Burton and Will Mitchell

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2018 7:2

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  11. Content type: Case Study

    Organizations around the world are designing new forms of organizing in order to deal with the challenges of advances in information technology and digitization that promote increases in customization and inno...

    Authors: Jiao Luo, Andrew H. Van de Ven, Runtian Jing and Yuan Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2018 7:1

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  12. Content type: Point of View

    In this interview with Professor James G. March, we focused on the key insights stemming from his work, with a special emphasis on the lessons for organization science and organization design. We discussed the...

    Authors: Jiyang Dong, James G. March and Maciej Workiewicz

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2017 6:14

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  13. Content type: Organization Zoo

    In this edition of the organizational zoo series, we take a closer look at an interesting organization design case—GitHub, a software company from California. Similar to Valve, the subject of the previous arti...

    Authors: Richard M. Burton, Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson, Jackson Nickerson, Phanish Puranam, Maciej Workiewicz and Todd Zenger

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2017 6:10

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  14. Content type: Translational

    Firms across all industries are embracing internet-based digitization strategies to expand or improve their business. In many cases, though, internet-based businesses pursue customer growth ahead of profits. T...

    Authors: David J. Teece and Greg Linden

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2017 6:8

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  15. Content type: Research

    Increasingly, organizations are assessing their opportunities, developing and delivering products and services, and interacting with customers and other stakeholders digitally. Mobile computing, social media, ...

    Authors: Charles C. Snow, Øystein Devik Fjeldstad and Arthur M. Langer

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2017 6:7

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  16. Content type: Point of View

    Public-private partnership (PPP) concession agreements are awarded by National, State and local public agencies that contract with private companies to finance and deliver infrastructure as a long term service...

    Authors: Raymond E. Levitt and Kent Eriksson

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2016 5:7

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  17. Content type: Case Study

    Distributed control is a technology and a design philosophy that, albeit superior to centralized control, cannot spread because it would require restructuring existing industries. It survives, however, in spec...

    Authors: Annachiara Casalini, Guido Fioretti and Andreas Pyka

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2016 5:6

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  18. Content type: Research

    This article provides an introduction to divestitures and the research streams that examine these deals. Divestitures are defined as the removal of one or more of a company’s lines of business via selloff or s...

    Authors: Emilie R. Feldman and Patia J. McGrath

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2016 5:2

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  19. Content type: Editorial

    Beginning with Volume 5 of the Journal of Organization Design, it is our pleasure to be joining the family of Springer Nature open access journals. JOD is the official journal of the Organizational Design Comm...

    Authors: Børge Obel and Charles Snow

    Citation: Journal of Organization Design 2016 5:1

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