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A World of Standards

Nils Brunsson and Bengt Jacobsson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256952
eISBN:
9780191716508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256952.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

In the modern world, there is no shortage of people who know what is best for others. Self-appointed experts, consultants, and organizations try to convince states, corporations, and individuals that ... More


Managing Employment Change: The New Realities of Work

Huw Beynon, Damian Grimshaw, Jill Rubery, and Kevin Ward

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199248698
eISBN:
9780191697760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248698.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

This book looks at how large organizations have managed and adapted to changing conditions of employment shaped by the recent economic and political environment. Additional data are presented based ... More


Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Stuart Macdonald

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

Information is not taken seriously. Much is said about the information age, the information economy, the information society, and particularly about information technology, but little about ... More


The Management of Innovation

Tom Burns and G. M. Stalker

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288787
eISBN:
9780191684630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288787.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

First published in 1961, this book is a very influential book on organization theory and industrial sociology. The central theme of the book is the relationship between an organization and its ... More


Architectures of Knowledge: Firms, Capabilities, and Communities

Ash Amin and Patrick Cohendet

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253326
eISBN:
9780191698125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253326.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This book demonstrates the importance of the role of knowledge in firms and economies. The authors clarify the theoretical debates on the production and use of knowledge in organizations, and examine ... More


Flawed Advice and the Management Trap: How Managers Can Know When They're Getting Good Advice and When They're Not

Chris Argyris

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195132861
eISBN:
9780199848645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132861.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

People and organizations continually strive to achieve effective action. But they do not have to do so in isolation. Available to them, especially on non-routine issues of great importance, is a ... More


Organizational Traps: Leadership, Culture, Organizational Design

Chris Argyris

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199586165
eISBN:
9780191702426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586165.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

This book questions why organizations often do not function effectively, focusing on leadership, cultural change, and organizational design. It considers how organizations often espouse a particular ... More


Five Sectors

Wolfgang Streeck

in Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199573981
eISBN:
9780191702136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573981.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, International Business

This chapter introduces Part I of the book, which contains a comprehensive summary of the main results of up-to-date research brought about by looking at five accounts of sectoral processes, namely: ... 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


Introduction

Chris Argyris

in Organizational Traps: Leadership, Culture, Organizational Design

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199586165
eISBN:
9780191702426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586165.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

This introductory chapter begins with brief a discussion of how we are trapped by behaviour patterns that exist at all levels of organizations. Traps are created when the problems to be solved are ... More


Rediscovering Becoming: Insights from an Oriental Perspective on Process Organization Studies

Robert Chia

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/9780199594566.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Process is an ambivalent term. Its use in organizational research and theorizing is widespread. Yet, there are important subtle differences in how the term is understood. Process may be construed ... More


Going Back to Go Forward: On Studying Organizing in Action Nets

Barbara Czarniawska

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/9780199594566.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The received view of organizations is that they are tools used to achieve collective goals. This chapter presents the possibility that, like all tools that become cumbersome, obsolete, or simply ... More


Can Latin American Firms Compete?

Robert Grosse and Luiz F. Mesquita (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233755
eISBN:
9780191715549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233755.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In many discussions of globalization and growth, attention focuses on Asia, notably China, South Korea, and India. In contrast, this book looks at business developments in another key emerging market ... More


Peasant Relocation and Deterritorialization

You‐tien Hsing

in The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199568048
eISBN:
9780191721632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Chapter 7 looks at peasants who lost their land to urban expansion in the last three decades. It seeks a territorial explanation for the gap between the magnitude of peasants' ... More


Writings in the Interwar Period

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter starts with the state of the ‘management movement’ in Britain in the interwar period as a background context, but mainly deals with Urwick's early writings, starting with four books or ... More


Later Writings

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter covers a selection of Urwick's writings from the Second World War onwards. There are twelve subsections, some dealing with individual books, others topic areas, and in all covering a ... More


An Exchange of Ideas About Knowledge Governance: Seeking First Principles and Microfoundations

Teppo Felin and J.C. Spender

in Knowledge Governance: Processes and Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199235926
eISBN:
9780191717093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235926.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter consists of an exchange of ideas about knowledge governance. It aims to seek first principles and microfoundations for the knowledge-based view of organization. Two different opinions ... More


Ethics and Organizational Leadership: Developing a Normative Model

Mick Fryer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590186
eISBN:
9780191724947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590186.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Much has been written about leadership during the last eighty years, but little attention has been paid to leadership's ethical dimension. This book sets out to redress the balance and develop an ... More


The Comparative Analysis of Competing Capitalisms

Richard Whitley

in Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities: The Institutional Structuring of Competitive Competences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199205172
eISBN:
9780191709555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205172.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter presents a summary of the major ways of comparing the organization and control of economic activities in capitalist societies, and how different business systems vary in their dominance ... More


The Architecture of Knowledge Organization

Michael Christensen and Thorbjørn Knudsen

in Knowledge Governance: Processes and Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199235926
eISBN:
9780191717093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235926.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter introduces a general framework with which individual beliefs can be aggregated into organizational level knowledge. Through examples, it illustrates how the framework lends itself to ... More


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