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Reflections on Lindblom and some present observations
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.
2011 (English)In: Anvesha, the Journal of IES Management College and Research Centre, India, ISSN 0974-5467, Vol. 4, no 1, 28-37 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The year 2009 was the 50th anniversary of the seminal paper written by Charles Lindblom.  In effect, he described “real life” policy formulation and rationalized how simple appreciation of the process could lead to better policy.  That paper remains relevant because of the expressed equivalence between decision making and policy formulation.  The four publications of Lindblom associated with muddling are reviewed here and reflected in four studies involving this author in Sweden as viewed through the lens of Lindblom.   Situations involving after-sales service, creative projects, buyer behavior under conditions of uncertainty and crises in projects were found to relate to Lindblom’s basic theses as well as some observations in present business education.  Clearly, tenets of Lindblom’s work remain applicable in aspects of present business operations.

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2011. Vol. 4, no 1, 28-37 p.
Keyword [en]
muddling, Lindblom, case studies, education, entrepreneurship
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Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-46040OAI: diva2:436868
Available from: 2011-08-25 Created: 2011-08-25 Last updated: 2014-04-15

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