[21]Towards a Theory of Organizational Improvisation: Looking Beyond the Jazz Metaphor

Ken Kamoche, Miguel Pina e Cunha and João Vieira da Cunha

City University of Hong Kong; Universidade Nova de Lisboa; MIT Sloan School of Management

Address for reprints: Ken Kamoche, City University of Hong Kong, Dept of Management, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong (mgnkk@cityu.edu.hk).

ABSTRACT This paper calls for research on organizational improvisation to go beyond the currently dominant jazz metaphor in theory development. We recognize the important contribution that jazz improvisation has made and will no doubt continue to make in understanding the nature and complexity of organizational improvisation. This article therefore presents some key lessons ...

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