Organizational Decision

Mechanisms in an Architectural Competition

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Competitions celebrate meritocratic values. Letting the best man or woman win leaves little room for human choice, since presumably the result follows from ascertaining the fact that someone did better than the rest. But in architectural competitions, appointing a winner involves human choice. An in-depth empirical investigation demonstrates that such human choice has the character of intuition and judgment. The choice of the winner preceded the process by which the winning design proposal was established as being better than the other proposals. We discuss the role of intuitive choices in architectural competitions and claim that they reflect necessity more than vice. They are ways around the fundamental incommensurability of the alternative design proposals. The garbage can model is used as a framework for making sense of the observed counterintuitive ways of decision making. Its attempt to theorize alternative forms of orderliness proves helpful, but on certain points our observations also suggest modifications to the model.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice : Looking Forward at Forty
RedaktørerAlessandro Lomi, J. Richard Harrison
Udgivelses stedBingley
ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
Publikationsdato2012
Sider399-429
ISBN (Trykt)9781780527123
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781780527130
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012
NavnResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
Vol/bind36
ISSN0733-558X

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Kreiner, K. (2012). Organizational Decision: Mechanisms in an Architectural Competition. I A. Lomi, & J. R. Harrison (red.), The Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice: Looking Forward at Forty (s. 399-429). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Bind. 36 https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X(2012)0000036018
Kreiner, Kristian. / Organizational Decision : Mechanisms in an Architectural Competition. The Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice: Looking Forward at Forty . red. / Alessandro Lomi ; J. Richard Harrison. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing, 2012. s. 399-429 (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Bind 36).
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