Quasi-privatisations: an institutionalisation perspective

Mador, Martha, Springdal, Kent and Dixon, Sarah (2004) Quasi-privatisations: an institutionalisation perspective. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2004: Management Futures; 30 Aug - 01 Sep 2004, St Andrews, U.K.. ISBN 9780954960810

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This research examines the process of quasi-privatisation of a U.K. organisation, Historic Royal Palaces, from an institutionalisation perspective. It evaluates the relevance of a staged model of privatisation, previously developed in the course of research into fully privatised organisations in Sweden, in this new context. The model identifies Initiation, Problem Solving, Consensus Building, and Consolidation phases in privatisations, each stage being influenced by different factors. Initially, regulatory and market forces are important; gradually, however, these give way to isomorphism, leadership, and increasingly positive outcomes for the organisation. The application of the model to Historic Royal Palaces has shown that the organisation has so far progressed through three of the four phases. However, negative external environmental influences together with lack of clarity within the organisation on ownership and control have created tensions which for the time being remain unresolved, thus delaying the consolidation phase of the model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2004: Management Futures
Organising Body: British Academy of Management
Additional Information: ISBN refers to full proceedings on CD-ROM.
Research Area: Business and management studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law (until 2017)
Faculty of Business and Law (until 2017) > Kingston Business School (Strategy, Marketing and Entrepreneurship) (until July 2013)
Services and Administration (until 2017)
Depositing User: Kent Springdal
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2012 15:07
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2012 14:49
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/23881

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