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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


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


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


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


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


The Resurgence of Community in Economic Thought and Practice

Ash Amin and Joanne Roberts

in Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545490
eISBN:
9780191720093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545490.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The chapter frames the book by examining the relationship between community, economic creativity, and knowledge capitalism, focusing especially on why a new discourse of organization by community has ... More


Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Tor Hernes and Sally Maitlis (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book is the first in a series of volumes which explore perspectives on process theories, an emerging approach to the study of organizations that focuses on (understanding) activities, ... More


Stop Making (Philosophical) Sense: Notes towards a Process Organizational‐Thinking beyond “Philosophy”

John Mullarkey

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/9780199594566.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

What happens when a new philosophy emerges from a supposedly non‐philosophical field? Must it follow the norm whereby a form of philosophy is recognized to be at work in this area (by a recognized ... More


Organizational Learning through Problem Absorption: A Processual View

Sergey E. Osadchiy, Irma Bogenrieder, and Pursey P. M. A. R. Heugens

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/9780199594566.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In organizations, existing codified rules are often used as the basis for solving new problems even when this means stretching those rules. Such “absorption” of new problems by rules reduces the need ... More


Routines and Other Recurring Action Patterns of Organizations: Contemporary Research Issues

Michael D. Cohen, Roger Burkhart, Giovanni Dosi, Massimo Egidi, Luigi Marengo, Massimo Warglien, and Sidney Winter

in Understanding Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269426
eISBN:
9780191710179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269426.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter reports and extends discussions at a workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute in August 1995. It considers the following topics: the importance of carefully examining research on routine, ... More


PsyCap Hope: The Will and the Way

Fred Luthans, Carolyn M. Youssef, and Bruce J. Avolio

in Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195187526
eISBN:
9780199789863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187526.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter draws from the considerable theory and research of C. Rick Snyder to define PsyCap hope in terms of both agency (willpower) and pathways (waypower) to accomplish goals. After summarizing ... More


PsyCap Optimism: Realistic and Flexible

Fred Luthans, Carolyn M. Youssef, and Bruce J. Avolio

in Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195187526
eISBN:
9780199789863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187526.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter first defines PsyCap optimism by using Martin Seligman's explanatory or attribution style, i.e., optimists take credit for positive events in their lives and for negative events ... More


PsyCap Resiliency: Bouncing Back and Beyond

Fred Luthans, Carolyn M. Youssef, and Bruce J. Avolio

in Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195187526
eISBN:
9780199789863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187526.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter first provides the historical background on the mainly clinically-oriented work on resiliency. PsyCap resiliency is defined as not only this traditionally recognized ability to bounce ... More


Studying Accounting in Action: The Challenge of Engaging with Management Accounting Practice

Jane Baxter and Wai Fong Chua

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter overviews the substantive nature and effects of Hopwood's (1983) seminal paper encouraging researchers to study management accounting in its organizational context. Hopwood's paper is ... More


Management Accounting in a Digital and Global Economy: The Interface of Strategy, Technology, and Cost Information

Alnoor Bhimani and Michael Bromwich

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter discusses aspects of the digital economy and globalization and their influence on management accounting. It argues that strategy, technology, and costs are increasingly co-mingled in ... More


Cobain as Management Consultant? ‘Designer Resistance’ and the Corporate Subversive

Peter Fleming

in Authenticity and the Cultural Politics of Work: New Forms of Informal Control

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547159
eISBN:
9780191720024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547159.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

One of the more surprising ‘extra-employment’ themes that corporations are now celebrating and utilizing is that of dissent. This chapter analyses a favourite topic in critical organization theory, ... More


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