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The duality of strategic managerial work in SMEs: A structuration perspective

Anders Nilsson, Mats Westerberg, and Einar Häckner

in The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639724
eISBN:
9780191738661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines strategic managerial work in SMEs using a theoretical framework based on structuration and entrepreneurship theory. Three managerial episodes illustrate how CEOs deal with ... More


The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management

Stefan Tengblad (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639724
eISBN:
9780191738661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book addresses one of the most central issues in the field of management and answers the following questions: What do managers actually do at work? How do they tackle their responsibilities and ... More


R&D managers leading knowledge workers with care

Ola Edvin Vie

in The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639724
eISBN:
9780191738661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter highlights both the distinctiveness and the commonality of managerial work in a Research and Development (R&D) setting. Four Norwegian R&D managers are shadowed. In a comparison with the ... More


Refining shadowing methods for studying managerial work

Rebecka Arman, Ola Edvin Vie, and Håvard Åsvoll

in The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639724
eISBN:
9780191738661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter uses the research methodology of shadowing to present managerial work. The concept of abduction is used to illustrate the potential flexibility of semi-structured managerial ... More


Constitutive Tasks: Performances of Hierarchy and Identity

Karin Hassan Jansson, Rosemarie Fiebranz, and Ann-Catrin Östman

in Making a Living, Making a Difference: Gender and Work in Early Modern European Society

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190240615
eISBN:
9780190240653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240615.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores how practices of work produced and expressed both notions of human difference, for instance, between men and women, and notions of sameness, that is, ideas about human ... More


Analyses of the Chinese System

John Child

in Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This section considers Max Boisot’s analyses of China as a distinctive cultural and institutional system. He applied his information-based framework to the challenge of making sense of China’s ... More


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