9780631216933

Debating Organization : Point-Counterpoint in Organization Studies

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    9780631216933

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    0631216936

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-05-07
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

This volume introduces readers to the central debates of organization studies through a series of 'point' and 'counterpoint' debates by major figures in the field. Introduces readers to the central tensions and debates of organization studies. Celebrates the productive heterogeneity of the field by placing competing perspectives side by side. Includes contributions from major figures in the field. Structured in an innovative 'point' and 'counterpoint' format.

Author Biography

Robert Westwood is Reader/Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Business School. He is the co-editor of The Language of Organization (2001), Hong Kong Management and Labour: Continuity and Change (1999) and the editor of Organizational Behaviour: Southeast Asian Perspectives (1992). Westwood is also an associate editor of the journal Culture and Organisation and on the editorial board of Organization Studies.


Stewart Clegg is Professor of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is the author or editor of many books, including Frameworks of Power (1989), Modern Organizations (1990) and the Handbook of Organization Studies (1996), which won the George R. Terry Book Award of the American Academy of Management for 'most outstanding contribution to management knowledge' in 1997.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
viii
Notes on the Contributors ix
Acknowledgments xv
The Discourse of Organization Studies: Dissensus, Politics, and Paradigms
1(42)
Robert Westwood
Stewart Clegg
Part I Foundations
43(138)
Organization Studies: Discipline or Field?
45(38)
Commentary: What Kind of Science should Organization Studies Strive to be?
45(2)
From Fields to Science: Can Organization Studies make the Transition?
47(26)
Bill McKelvey
Paradigm Plurality: Exploring Past, Present, and Future Trends
73(10)
Mihaela Kelemen
John Hassard
Ontology
83(31)
Commentary: Let's get Ontological
83(1)
Order is Free: On the Ontological Status of Organizations
84(14)
Kimberly B. Boal
James G. (Jerry) Hunt
Stephen J. Jaros
Ontology: Organization as ``World-making''
98(16)
Robert Chia
Epistemology
114(26)
Commentary: On being Positivist and becoming Constructivist
114(2)
Position Statement for Positivism
116(12)
Lex Donaldson
Social Constructionism and Organization Studies
128(12)
Barbara Czarniawska
Methodology
140(41)
Commentary: Ironic Authenticity and Paradoxical Constructivism
140(2)
From Subjectivity to Objectivity: A Constructivist Account of Objectivity in Organization Theory
142(14)
William McKinley
From Objectivity to Subjectivity: Pursuing Subjective Authenticity in Organizational Research
156(25)
Peter Case
Part II Frames
181(90)
Organization -- Environment
183(25)
Commentary: Enacting/Institutionalizing
183(1)
Enacting an Environment: The Infrastructure of Organizing
184(11)
Karl E. Weick
Constructing the Iron Cage: Institutional Theory and Enactment
195(13)
P. Devereaux Jennings
Royston Greenwood
Power and Institutions
208(24)
Commentary: The Dynamics of Institutions
208(2)
The Problem of Order Revisited: Towards a more Critical Institutional Perspective
210(10)
Michael Lounsbury
Discourse or Institution? Institutional Theory and the Challenge of Critical Discourse Analysis
220(12)
Nelson Phillips
Globalization
232(39)
Commentary: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Globalization
232(2)
The Disorganization of Inclusion: Globalization as Process
234(18)
Barbara Parker
Globalization and the Organization(s) of Exclusion in Advanced Capitalism
252(19)
Marc T. Jones
Part III Structure and Culture
271(50)
Structure
273(25)
Commentary: Organization Structure
273(2)
Organization
275(8)
Bob Hinings
Disorganization
283(15)
Rolland Munro
Culture
298(23)
Commentary: Making Sense of Culture
298(2)
The Case for Culture
300(11)
Neal M. Ashkanasy
Instantiative versus Entitative Culture: The Case for Culture as Process
311(10)
Andrew Chan
Part IV Identity and Relationships
321(59)
Gender and Identity
323(16)
Commentary: Nondebating Gender
323(2)
Theorizing Gender and Organizing
325(14)
Silvia Gherardi
Judi Marshall
Albert J. Mills
Trust
339(29)
Commentary: Organizational Psychosis versus the Virtues of Trust
339(2)
The Virtues of Prudent Trust
341(15)
Roderick M. Kramer
``Fool'd with Hope, Men favour the Deceit,'' or, Can we Trust in Trust?
356(12)
Burkard Sievers
Question Time: Notes on Altercation Stephen Linstead
368(12)
Index 380

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