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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


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


Writing Management: Organization Theory as a Literary Genre

Barbara Czarniawska

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198296140
eISBN:
9780191716584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296140.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book provides an alternative perspective on organization studies, introducing an approach that draws on narratology, literary theory, cultural studies, and anthropology, contrasting it with the ... More


Constructing Identity in and around Organizations: Introducing the Second Volume of “Perspectives on Process Organization Studies”

Majken Schultz, Steve Maguire, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas

in Constructing Identity in and around Organizations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640997
eISBN:
9780191738388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640997.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The introductory chapter elaborates on the relevance of a process perspective to studies of identity, and presents the eleven individual chapters included in this volume, which focuses specifically ... More


Contextual rationality

Barbara Townley

in Reason's Neglect: Rationality and Organizing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199298358
eISBN:
9780191700880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298358.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

A contextual rationality recognizes that rational action does not need to be fully aware of the reasons for action, nor does it have to be fully informed of the causal efficacy of action for it to ... More


The Future of the Past in Management and Organization Studies

R. Daniel Wadhwani and Marcelo Bucheli

in Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646890
eISBN:
9780191756320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646890.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the opportunities and challenges presented by the incorporation of historical research and reasoning into management and organizational studies, and argues that the value of ... More


History and Organization Theory: Potential for a Transdisciplinary Convergence

Hüseyin Leblebici

in Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646890
eISBN:
9780191756320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646890.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter explores the evolving relationship between organization studies and history, specifically business and management history during the first decade of the 21st century. The front end ... More


History and Organization Studies: A Long-Term View

Behlül Üsdiken and Matthias Kipping

in Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646890
eISBN:
9780191756320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646890.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines how the relationship between history and what is now known as organization studies has unfolded over the past 100 years. Our central argument is that the significance of history ... More


History and the Cultural Turn in Organization Studies

Michael Rowlinson and John Hassard

in Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646890
eISBN:
9780191756320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646890.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Organization studies and business history are situated in the wider historical context of the cultural turn in society in the late 20th century and the culture wars that broke out over ... More


Constructing Identity in and around Organizations

Majken Schultz, Steve Maguire, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640997
eISBN:
9780191738388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640997.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The constructing of identities—those processes through which actors in and around organizations claim, accept, negotiate, affirm, stabilize, maintain, reproduce, challenge, disrupt, destabilize, ... More


Understanding Historical Methods in Organization Studies

JoAnne Yates

in Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646890
eISBN:
9780191756320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646890.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter introduces business historical methods to organizational scholars by comparing them to qualitative methods in organization studies. After describing the split between qualitative and ... More


Deleuze and the Social

Martin Fuglsang and Bent Meier Sorensen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620920
eISBN:
9780748652365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book focuses on the implications of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's thinking on the social sciences and organisation. It is concerned with the most basic notions of ‘the social’. It seeks ... More


Biology, Evolution, and Organizations:: Promises and Challenges in Building the Foundations

Glenn R. Carroll and Kieran O’Connor

in The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226127156
eISBN:
9780226127293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127293.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This concluding chapter provides a synthetic review of the research program on biology and organizational behavior laid out in the book. Taking a broad view, the chapter suggests that the book ... More


Inside the Compassionate Organization: Culture, Identity, and Image in an English Hospice

Alan Baron, John Hassard, Fiona Cheetham, and Sudi Sharifi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198813958
eISBN:
9780191851865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813958.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Public Management

The literature on management and organization studies suggests the time is right for a focus on ‘care and compassion’. The aim of this book is to answer this call by examining the cultural changes ... More


Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth

Phaedra Daipha

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226298542
eISBN:
9780226298719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298719.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book draws on a two-year ethnography of forecasting operations at the National Weather Service (NWS) to theorize decision-making in action. Contrary to popular wisdom, weather forecasters are ... More


The Ubiquity and Ambiguity of Routinized Business Innovation

Eitan Y. Wilf

in Creativity on Demand: The Dilemmas of Innovation in an Accelerated Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226606835
eISBN:
9780226607023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226607023.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the main question the book addresses, namely how to explain the rise in innovation’s popularity together with the mounting suspicion that innovation has become a catch-all ... More


Discussing the Discussions

Alan Baron, John Hassard, Fiona Cheetham, and Sudi Sharifi

in Inside the Compassionate Organization: Culture, Identity, and Image in an English Hospice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198813958
eISBN:
9780191851865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813958.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Public Management

This chapter discusses the findings of the study through the lens of the academic literature on management and organization. Initially the authors revisit the questions that form the basis of this ... More


How Matter Matters: Objects, Artifacts, and Materiality in Organization Studies

Paul R. Carlile, Davide Nicolini, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671533
eISBN:
9780191751189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671533.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The contributions collected in this volume emerged from the Third International Symposium on Process Organization Studies held in Corfu in June 2011, bringing together a diverse group of scholars ... More


A Global Resource

Megan Raby

in American Tropics: The Caribbean Roots of Biodiversity Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635606
eISBN:
9781469635613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635606.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The 1960s and 1970s saw a wave of highly influential publications on problems of the distribution and ecological controls on species diversity, which drew heavily on data from key tropical field ... More


Introduction: How Does Novelty Emerge?

Raghu Garud, Barbara Simpson, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas

in The Emergence of Novelty in Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198728313
eISBN:
9780191795275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728313.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This introductory chapter clarifies how contemporary organizational scholars view emergence and novelty. As the use of these terms has grown, their meanings have become increasingly diffuse. In ... More


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