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dc.contributor.authorGrimes, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, TA
dc.contributor.authorZhao, EY
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-04T00:31:42Z
dc.date.available2018-12-04T00:31:42Z
dc.date.issued2019-10
dc.identifier.issn0363-7425
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/286283
dc.description.abstractThe growing number of studies which reference the concept of mission drift imply that such drift is an undesirable strategic outcome related to inconsistent organizational action, yet beyond such references little is known about how mission drift occurs, how it impacts organizations, and how organizations should respond. Existing management theory more broadly offers initial albeit equivocal insight for understanding mission drift. On the one hand, prior studies have argued that inconsistent or divergent action can lead to weakened stakeholder commitment and reputational damage. On the other hand, scholars have suggested that because environments are complex and dynamic, such action is necessary for ensuring organizational adaptation and thus survival. In this study, we offer a theory of mission drift that unpacks its origin, clarifies its variety, and specifies how organizations might respond to external perceptions of mission drift. The resulting conceptual model addresses the aforementioned theoretical tension and offers novel insight into the relationship between organizational actions and identity.
dc.publisherAcademy of Management
dc.titleAnchors aweigh: the sources, variety, and challenges of mission drift
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage845
prism.issueIdentifier4
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationNameAcademy of Management Review
prism.startingPage819
prism.volume44
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.33595
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-10-01
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.5465/amr.2017.0254
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-10
dc.contributor.orcidGrimes, Matthew [0000-0002-5420-8945]
dc.identifier.eissn1930-3807
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-10-29
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-10-29


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