Internal and External Sources of Organizational Change: Corporate Form and the Banking Industry Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • How do internal and external constraints impact the likelihood that organizations enact organizational change? Resource dependence theory argues that organizational change is a response to internal and external constraints. However, the interaction of these constraints remains theoretically and empirically underconsidered. Using longitudinal data from the U.S. banking industry, I examine this question from a resource dependence perspective and I also incorporate explanations from transaction cost economics, organizational ecology, and institutional theoretical perspectives. I find that external constraints limit the impact of internal constraints on organizational change. I explore how this finding fits within resource dependence theory. © 2007 Midwest Sociological Society.

published proceedings

  • The Sociological Quarterly

author list (cited authors)

  • Morris, T

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Morris, Theresa

publication date

  • February 2007