Managing decline: Lessons from the US auto industry

Zammuto, Raymond F. (1985) Managing decline: Lessons from the US auto industry. Administration and Society, 17 1: 71-95. doi:10.1177/009539978501700104

Author Zammuto, Raymond F.
Title Managing decline: Lessons from the US auto industry
Journal name Administration and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0095-3997
Publication date 1985-05-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/009539978501700104
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 71
End page 95
Total pages 25
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract This article argues that organizational decline is often caused by a divergence between an organization and its environment; to remain viable, the organization must evolve with its environment. Based on this precept, two lessons on the management of decline in public sector organizations are drawn from the experiences of the automotive industry during the 1970s. First organizations must understand the nature of changes taking place within their environment and translate these perceptions into plans for future action. Second, organizations must develop and implement strategies that are consistent with the underlying nature of decline occurring.
Keyword Sport Sciences
Sport Sciences
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
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