Mapping and understanding organizational change: Ireland 1922-2010

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    Capturing, mapping, and understanding organizational change within bureaucracies is inherently problematic, and the paucity of empirical research in this area reflects the traditional reluctance of scholars to pursue this endeavor. In this article, drawing on the Irish case of organizational change, potential avenues for overcoming such challenges are presented. Drawing on the resources of a time-series database that captures and codes the life cycle of all Irish public organizations since independence, the article explores the evolution of the Irish administrative system since the independence of the state in 1922. These findings provide some pointers toward overcoming the challenges associated with studying change in Whitehall-type bureaucracies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)795-807
    Number of pages13
    JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2012

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