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Conclusion

Max H. Boisot, Ian C. MacMillan, and Kyeong Seok Han

in Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Actors, and Firms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199250875
eISBN:
9780191719509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250875.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The conceptual framework that this book gradually develops across the various chapters — I-Space — has been used on numerous occasions as conceptual aids both in research and in consulting ... More


Sorting Out the Complex World: Sensemaking and Decision Making

Dawn R. Gilpin and Priscilla J. Murphy

in Crisis Management in a Complex World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195328721
eISBN:
9780199869930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328721.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter shows how sensemaking and group learning lead to flexible, expert decision making. It presents the concept of the “expert organization” that can group effectively to both anticipate and ... More


Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis

Jon Kolko

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744336
eISBN:
9780199894710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744336.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures, Human-Technology Interaction

As the world deals with increasing complexity—in issues of sustainability, finance, culture, and technology—business and governments are searching for a form of problem solving that can deal with the ... More


Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing: An Introduction

Tor Hernes and Sally Maitlis

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This introduction to the first volume of Perspectives on Process Organization Studies first explores the relationship between process and sensemaking, offering a brief genealogy of process thinking ... More


The Poetics of Process: Theorizing the Ineffable in Organization Studies

Karl E. Weick

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter argues here for the poetics of process—the imaginative process of creating forms out of “airy nothing”. Managerial work, it further notes, is akin to the work of a poet. Process thinking ... More


Temporal Sensemaking: Managers' Use of Time to Frame Organizational Change

Elden Wiebe

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This qualitative study explores the relationship between time and organizational change, a recently emerging area of scholarly interest. Through the narrative analysis of managers' own stories of ... More


Studying Metaphors‐in‐Use in their Social and Institutional Context: Sensemaking and Discourse Theory

Silvia Jordan and Hermann Mitterhofer

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter seeks to relate sensemaking and sensegiving processes to their social and institutional context by describing and explaining the effects of diverse metaphors of change used by ... More


Future‐oriented Sensemaking: Temporalities and Institutional Legitimation

Robert P. Gephart, Cagri Topal, and Zhen Zhang

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Sensemaking is the process by which people construct, interpret, and recognize meaningful features of the world. Although retrospective sensemaking is a key property of the Weickian approach, ... More


The Knowing Organization: How Organizations Use Information to Construct Meaning, Create Knowledge, and Make Decisions

Chun Wei Choo

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176780
eISBN:
9780199789634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176780.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The book links the broad areas of organizational behavior and information management. It looks at how organizations behave as information-seeking, information-creating, and information-using ... More


THE KNOWING ORGANIZATION

Chun Wei Choo

in The Knowing Organization: How Organizations Use Information to Construct Meaning, Create Knowledge, and Make Decisions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176780
eISBN:
9780199789634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176780.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter introduces an information-based view of organizations — a model of how people and groups in organizations work with information to accomplish three outcomes: (1) create an identity and a ... More


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