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Constructing Organizational Life: How Social-Symbolic Work Shapes Selves, Organizations, and Institutions

Thomas B. Lawrence and Nelson Phillips

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198840022
eISBN:
9780191875632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840022.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Across the social sciences, scholars are showing how people “work” on facets of social life that were once thought to be beyond human intervention. Facets of social life once considered to be ... More


Institutions and Organizations: A Process View

Trish Reay, Tammar B. Zilber, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198843818
eISBN:
9780191879517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843818.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Institutions—the structures, practices, and meanings that define what people and organizations think, do, and aspire to—are created through process. They are “work in progress” that involves ... More


What is Forced Labour? A Practical Guide for Humanities and Social Science Research

Jean Allain

in Researching Forced Labour in the Global Economy: Methodological Challenges and Advances

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266472
eISBN:
9780191884214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266472.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This practical guide provides a baseline understanding of the concept of forced labour to assist researchers in the humanities and social sciences ensure their representations of the phenomenon are ... More


Organization Work

Thomas B. Lawrence and Nelson Phillips

in Constructing Organizational Life: How Social-Symbolic Work Shapes Selves, Organizations, and Institutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198840022
eISBN:
9780191875632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840022.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Organization work represents the purposeful, reflexive efforts of individuals, collective actors, and networks of actors to shape organizations as social-symbolic objects. This chapter begins the ... More


Organization Work in Management and Organizational Research

Thomas B. Lawrence and Nelson Phillips

in Constructing Organizational Life: How Social-Symbolic Work Shapes Selves, Organizations, and Institutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198840022
eISBN:
9780191875632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840022.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Recently, there have emerged in management and organizational research streams of research that are based on a view of organizations compatible with a social-symbolic work perspective and which focus ... More


Reforming benchmarks

Oonagh McDonald

in Holding bankers to account: A decade of market manipulation, regulatory failures and regulatory reforms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526119438
eISBN:
9781526144577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119438.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter describes the effects of the Financial Stability Board review of interest rate benchmarks. The board’s report recommended a number of measures to help improve security, notably by ... More


Analyzing Context in Health Care Organizations: Some Reflections on Past Work and Contemporary Research Challenges

Ewan Ferlie

in Context in Action and How to Study It: Illustrations from Health Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198805304
eISBN:
9780191843419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805304.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter reprises and reflects on Pettigrew, Ferlie, and McKee’s Shaping Strategic Change (1992), which analyzed processes of strategic change in the health care sector in England, based on a set ... More


Theoretical Opportunities in the Study of Social-Symbolic Work

Thomas B. Lawrence and Nelson Phillips

in Constructing Organizational Life: How Social-Symbolic Work Shapes Selves, Organizations, and Institutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198840022
eISBN:
9780191875632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840022.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter builds on the discussions in previous chapters that focused on specific forms of social-symbolic work to explore two main sets of theoretical opportunities that arise from the ... More


On Doing Institutional Analysis without Institutional Theory

Tim Hallett

in Institutions and Organizations: A Process View

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198843818
eISBN:
9780191879517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843818.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Can we do institutional analysis without institutional theory? Should we? These provocative questions prompt a reflection on institutional thought, but they also serve as an invitation for scholars ... More


Stories of (and Instead of) Process

Francesca Polletta

in Institutions and Organizations: A Process View

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198843818
eISBN:
9780191879517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843818.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Policy makers are well aware that the categories and standards they use to combat inequality are blunt tools, flattening differences within groups and fixing relations in time; they draw on stories ... More


Introduction

John Child, David Faulkner, Stephen Tallman, and Linda Hsieh

in Cooperative Strategy: Managing Alliances and Networks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198814634
eISBN:
9780191852374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814634.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Chapter 1 defines cooperative strategy, and compares it with competitive and corporate strategy. Cooperative strategy can help to improve competitive strategy by enhancing the qualities that afford ... More


Global production networks and cooperation

John Child, David Faulkner, Stephen Tallman, and Linda Hsieh

in Cooperative Strategy: Managing Alliances and Networks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198814634
eISBN:
9780191852374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814634.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Chapter 7 addresses the use of cooperative strategies and organizations in the development of global value-adding chains and networks. These global networks comprise not only component manufacture, ... More


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