i was thinking about it today, and i was wondering if there is a sociological principle that describes the propensity of organizations/groups to adopt the practices of larger, more established groups, even if there is no proof that said practices are beneficial. in a way i guess it is competition, but it is also based on an assumption about success.
anyone have any ideas? i work for a medium size organization and management is constantly apeing larger companies practcies, with little or no thought to their validity or relevance in our organization. i was thinking if i could find some documentation on this phenonenon and why it may not be a logically sound practice, it could help me dissuade them from making some bad decisions.
edit: thanks mod!