A Multidimensional Conceptualization of Environmental Velocity

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Yes, item is peer reviewed.
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Faculty/Staff
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McCarthy, Ian P., et al. “A Multidimensional Conceptualization of Environmental Velocity.” The Academy of Management Review, vol. 35, no. 4, 2010, pp. 604–626. 

Date created: 
2010
Abstract: 

Environmental velocity has emerged as an important concept but remains theoretically underdeveloped, particularly with respect to its multidimensionality. In response, we develop a framework that examines the variations in velocity across multiple dimensions of the environment (homology) and the causal linkages between those velocities (coupling). We then propose four velocity regimes based on different patterns of homology and coupling and argue that the conditions of each regime have important implications for organizations.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Article
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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
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