TITLE

IMPLEMENTING EXTERNALLY INDUCED INNOVATIONS: A COMPARISON OF RULE-BOUND AND AUTONOMOUS APPROACHES

AUTHOR(S)
Marcus, Alfred A.
PUB. DATE
June 1988
SOURCE
Academy of Management Journal;Jun88, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p235
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This research analyzed how nuclear power plants implemented safety review innovations introduced by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after the Three Mile Island accident. The findings suggested that nuclear power plants with relatively poor safety records tended to respond in a rule-bound manner that perpetuated their poor safety performance and that nuclear power plants whose safety records were relatively strong tended to retain their autonomy, a response that reinforced their strong safety performance.
ACCESSION #
4408386

 

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