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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


Bureaucratic autonomy and EU‐level agencies

Jarle Trondal

in An Emergent European Executive Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579426
eISBN:
9780191722714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579426.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 8 contests that the alleged de jure autonomy of government bodies profoundly influence their de facto autonomy. The empirical test is a study of the factual autonomy of EU‐level agencies. ... More


Organizations, Markets, and Standardization

Nils Brunsson

in A World of Standards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256952
eISBN:
9780191716508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256952.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter compares standardization with three other basic social forms that are similar in their effect: formal organizations, markets, and normative communities. Similarities and differences ... More


Macroconsiderations

Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam

in A Theory of Fields

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199859948
eISBN:
9780199951178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859948.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter moves from the micro to the macro. In doing so it seeks to put the single field that is almost always the focus of scholarly attention into a broader field systemic context. It begins ... More


Organizing and Reorganizing Markets and Formal Organizations: A Comparison

Nils Brunsson and Mats Jutterström

in Organizing and Reorganizing Markets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198815761
eISBN:
9780191853289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815761.003.0018
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The study of market organization can be used for a comparison between organizing markets and organizing formal organizations. W use the empirical results for adding a systematic investigation of the ... More


Chester Barnard's Science of Responsible Experience

in Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770750
eISBN:
9780804778374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter offers an interpretation of Chester Barnard, who co-founded management science along with Mary Parker Follett. Barnard began with a structure dubbed “formal organization,” which he ... More


Introduction

Paul du Gay and Signe Vikkelsø

in For Formal Organization: The Past in the Present and Future of Organization Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198705123
eISBN:
9780191774225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705123.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The Introduction sets out the broad argument, scope, and content of the book and establishes some important working definitions of key concepts that will appear throughout the text, most notably: ... More


For Formal Organization: The Past in the Present and Future of Organization Theory

Paul du Gay and Signe Vikkelsø

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198705123
eISBN:
9780191774225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705123.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This book focuses on the state of organization theory, its purpose, object, and practical relevance. In recent years, disquiet has mounted within the field of organizational analysis, broadly ... More


‘Outside Organization’: The Idea of a ‘Metaphysical Stance’ in Organization Studies

Paul du Gay and Signe Vikkelsø

in For Formal Organization: The Past in the Present and Future of Organization Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198705123
eISBN:
9780191774225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705123.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Chapter 2 addresses the rise of a ‘metaphysical stance’ in OT and the concomitant argument that the object of OT, formal organization, is both conceptually and empirically untenable. Because stances ... More


Conclusion: Comportment and Character in Formal Organization and Its Analysis

Paul du Gay and Signe Vikkelsø

in For Formal Organization: The Past in the Present and Future of Organization Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198705123
eISBN:
9780191774225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705123.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The concluding chapter, summarizes the key argument of this book, which has been that OT has dispensed or lost touch with the ‘classical stance’, has increasingly adopted a ‘metaphysical stance’, ... More


Participation in rural contexts: community matters

Julia Rozanova, Donna Dosman, and Jenny de Jong Gierveld

in Rural ageing: A good place to grow old?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349019
eISBN:
9781447303299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which the characteristics of rural communities may or may not foster the social participation of older rural residents. It focuses on two kinds of participation: ... More


Integrating Education, Research, and Responsibility: Experimenting with Master's-Level Teaching

in Creating New Knowledge in Management: Appropriating the Field's Lost Foundations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770750
eISBN:
9780804778374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770750.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter, based on a personal experiment and the author's own experience in classroom teaching, examines the managerial level and the development of personal responsibility not only in oneself ... More


Analytic Exercises

William Ascher

in Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226029160
eISBN:
9780226029184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029184.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses a range of analytic exercises. The entire range of analytic exercises that induce consideration of future consequences can be useful for both prompting concern for the ... More


Social Capital and Tolerance

M. Steven Fish

in Are Muslims Distinctive?: A Look at the Evidence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199769209
eISBN:
9780190252502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769209.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines whether Muslims differ from non-Muslims in their views about social capital, whether they socialize with others more (or less) frequently than non-Muslims do, and whether they ... More


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