Organizational improvisation: a consolidating review and framework
International Journal of Management Reviews
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Hadida, A., & Tarvainen, W. (2015). Organizational improvisation: a consolidating review and framework. International Journal of Management Reviews, 17 (4), 437-459. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12047
Organizational improvisation is increasingly recognized as a relevant area of management research. However, the cumulativeness of research on improvisation in organizations remains low. This paper organizes existing contributions on organizational improvisation within a new consolidating framework combining degrees (minor, bounded and structural) and levels (individual, interpersonal and organizational) of improvisation. The proposed degree/level framework allows for reviewing the existing literature on organizational improvisation in the management disciplines of strategy, organizational behaviour, organizational theory, innovation and marketing in a systematic manner. It also exposes potential areas for future research across management disciplines, research areas, organizational settings and industries, and beyond existing metaphors, most notably of jazz and improvisational theatre.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12047
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/245829