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Mechanisms of Teleological Change

Sigrid Bekmeier-Feuerhahn ()
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Sigrid Bekmeier-Feuerhahn: Institute of Corporate Development, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Campus, 21391 Lueneburg, Germany

management revue. Socio-economic Studies, 2009, vol. 20, issue 2, 126-137

Abstract: Teleology is used as fundamental principle in describing and explaining actions. The basic concept of teleology is the assumption of an actor engaging in intentional, goal-oriented behavior. This article describes how teleological mechanisms work and show changes can be effectuated. A short case description of strategic, technological and organizational change illustrates some fundamental characteristics of teleological actions in real economic situations.

Keywords: teleology; change; strategic change; technological change; organizational change (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L20 L21 L26 M10 M12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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