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A Pragmatic Analysis of the Role of Management Systems in Organizational Learning

Philippe Lorino

in Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259281
eISBN:
9780191714306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259281.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents a pragmatic analysis of the role of management and control systems in organizational learning based on the case of a French computer company. The analysis starts with two ... More


The Representation Gap: Change and Reform in the British and American Workplace

Brian Towers

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289463
eISBN:
9780191684715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289463.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

For up to twenty years after the Second World War both in Britain and the US boasted ‘mature’ industrial relations systems supported by their governments and, allowing for some differences in degree, ... More


Bridging the Representation Gap

Brian Towers

in The Representation Gap: Change and Reform in the British and American Workplace

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289463
eISBN:
9780191684715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289463.003.0059
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

Since the New Deal protections affected an increasingly decreasing number of employees and since these measures seemingly appeared to become less effective, various American analysts have referred to ... More


Information, Representation, and Organization

Simon Lilley, Geoffrey Lightfoot, and Paulo Amaral M. N.

in Representing Organization: Knowledge, Management, and the Information Age

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775416
eISBN:
9780191695360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775416.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Organization Studies

This chapter introduces the notion of representation, a recurring theme throughout the text. It examines how we construct and view ourselves, others, and the material world, when we work, and ... More


Representation 2: Representation and Simulation

Simon Lilley, Geoffrey Lightfoot, and Paulo Amaral M. N.

in Representing Organization: Knowledge, Management, and the Information Age

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775416
eISBN:
9780191695360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775416.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Organization Studies

This chapter both continues the discussion of the actor network approach and the centrality to it of the notion of translation between different forms of stability and change. It also returns to the ... More


Prospects for Worker Voice Across Organizational Boundaries

Mick Marchington, Jill Rubery, and Fang Lee Cooke

in Fragmenting Work: Blurring Organizational Boundaries and Disordering Hierarchies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262236
eISBN:
9780191698859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262236.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This chapter addresses the concept of worker voice and representation, as well as the forms they take, in the context of inter-organizational relationships. In these situations, we have to rely on ... More


Pragmatism and Organization Studies

Philippe Lorino

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198753216
eISBN:
9780191814860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753216.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The development of pragmatist thought (Peirce, James, Dewey, and Mead) in the first half of the twentieth century in the United States deeply impacted political science, semiotics, philosophy, ... More


The Future of Consultation

Mark Hall and John Purcell

in Consultation at Work: Regulation and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199605460
eISBN:
9780191746062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605460.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

Consultation is important especially at a time of union decline and retreat from collective bargaining revealing a large and growing representation gap. Consultation is the last chance for ... More


Foundations of the Firm I: Business Entities and Legal Persons

Eric W Orts

in Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670918
eISBN:
9780191749599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670918.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter sets forth a conceptual understanding of the firm as an organizational “entity” with “legal personality.” This idea is foundational for a modern legal theory of the firm. The chapter ... More


Media as Material: Information Representations as Material Foundations for Organizational Practice

Paul Dourish and Melissa Mazmanian

in How Matter Matters: Objects, Artifacts, and Materiality in Organization Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671533
eISBN:
9780191751189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671533.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Through a confluence of different disciplinary interests and trajectories, questions of the materiality of digital media and information technologies have recently come into relief. There are several ... More


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