The Distribution of Decision Rights at ICANN: A Luhmannian Perspective on Agency

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Abstract

The concept of agency in and of organizations has a long-standing tradition in the social sciences, ranging from economic perspectives such as agency theory (Eisenhardt, 1989) to practice theory (Bourdieu, 1990; Giddens, 1984) and critical theory (Habermas, 1968). It is intricately intertwined with issues of human nature (e.g., self-interest; see Jensen & Meckling, 1976), collaboration (see Cyert & March, 1963), and (socio)materiality (see Orlikowski, 2007).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Agency of Organizing : Perspectives and Case Studies
EditorsBoris H. J. M. Brummans
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date2018
Pages28-42
Chapter2
ISBN (Print)9781138655201, 9781138655218
ISBN (Electronic)9781317223245
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Blaschke, S. (2018). The Distribution of Decision Rights at ICANN: A Luhmannian Perspective on Agency. In B. H. J. M. Brummans (Ed.), The Agency of Organizing: Perspectives and Case Studies (pp. 28-42). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315622514