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Cycles of Divergence and Convergence: Underlying Processes of Organization Change and Innovation
Cycles of Divergence and Convergence: Underlying Processes of Organization Change and Innovation
Kevin DooleyAndrew Van de Ven
Introduction

A central quest of process research is to identify the order and sequence in which events unfold as things emerge, develop, grow, or terminate over time (Abbott, 1990). Researchers across a multitude of disciplines have used a broad array of theoretical and methodological lenses to describe change of and innovation by individuals, groups, organizations, and institutions (Langley et al., 2013). The collective body of research, models, and theories represents an emergent paradigm about how we conceptualize change in human systems. It is useful to understand how theories are common in ways that are independent of the domain ...

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