9781412912181

The Sage Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization

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    9781412912181

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    1412912180

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-05-22
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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Summary

"Barry and Hansen have gathered an impressive array of contributors to speculate where the management and organization field might be headed. The Handbook offers refreshing and proactive insights that confront our assumptions about organizations and challenge us to expand our thinking and inquiry. It it must reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we look at, live in, and act on organizations." -Thomas G. Cummings, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California Ten years ago critical theory and postmodernism were considered new and emerging theories in Business and Management. What will be the next new important theories to shape the field? In one edited volume, David Barry and Hans Hansen have commissioned new chapters that will allow readers to stay one step ahead of the latest thinking. Contributors draw on research and practice to introduce ideas that are considered 'fringe' and controversial today, but may be key theoretical contributions tomorrow. Each chapter sets these ideas in their historical context, lays out the key theoretical positions taken by each new approach and makes it clear why these approaches are different to more mainstream concepts. Throughout contributors refer to existing studies that show how these developing themes will change the Business and Management arena. Researchers, teachers and advanced students who are interested in the future of Business and Management scholarship will want to read this Handbook.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Looking at Organizations
The Future of Critical Management Studies
Theorizing About the Future of Critical Organizational Studies
Getting Critical About Sensemaking
The Art Of...
How We Know What We Know
The Potentialty of Art and Aesthetics
Alterity/Identity in Image Construction
Organizational Identity as an Emerging Perennial Domain
Is Identity in and of Organiztions Just a Passing Fad?
Exploring Plato's Cave
Critical Realism in the Study of Organization and Management
Philosophy as Core Competence
For Informed Pluralism, Broad Relevance, and Critical Reflexivity
Revisualizing Images in Leadership and Organization Studies
Can a Leader Be 'True to Self' and Socially Skilled?
The Art of Global Leadership
Analyzing Artifacts
Material Methods for Understanding Identity, Status, and Knowledge in Organizational Life
Risk and Organisations
Toward a Culture-Symbolic Perspective
On the Practise of Practice
In-tensions and Ex-tensions in the Ongoing Reconfiguration of Practices
The Nature of Research Practice
Statistico-Organization Theory
Creating Organizatioal Management Theory
Updating Organization Theory
Organizational Studies Is (and should be) Different From Economies
A 'Neo-Carnegie' Perspective on Organizations
The Frustrating Search for Interaction Effects
From 20th Century Knowledge Management to 21st Century Challenges
Indigenous Perspectives on Restorying and Restoring Organizational Life
Social Worlds Theory and the Power of Tension
Strategy
Past, Present, Future
Towards the Ecological Ideal
Notes for a Complex Understanding of Complex Organizations
New Problems for Strategy
Living in Organizations
Spin
Schools for Organizing
Empty Organizations
Organizational Defences
Denials and Denial of the Denial
Making Research/Intervention in our Field
A Modest Proposal for ASQ and AMJ
Technique and Practices From the Arts
Aesthetics In the Study of Organizational Life
Whither Emotion
The Social Life of Values
Cross-cultural Construction of Realities
Humanist Organization Studies
An Intersubjective Research Agenda for Opne (-plan) Fieldwork
Feeding Marshmallows to Alligators
The Inherent Fragility of Human Organization
The Rise of Cartesian Dualism and Marketization in Academia
Symbolic Value Creation
Critically Constructing Constructionism
Narrative Fiction and Semi-Fiction in Organizational Studies
Towards a Critical Engagement with Metaphor in Organization Studies
Routine Dynamics
'Enriching Research on Exploration and Exploitation'
Instead of a Manifesto
Implications of Aristotle's Phronesis for Organizational Inquiry
Philosophy of Management
Wisdom
A Backdrop for Organizational Studies
Maternal Orgnanization
Feminist Theorizing
Why Difference Matters in Organizations
Strategy-As-Practice
A New Focal Point
Interactions, Deliverables and Delivery
Entrepreneurship and Competition at the Intersection
Maintaining Strategic Resilience
Strategic Supply Chain Management
Improvisation In Organizations
Researching the Private-Collective Innovation Model
Acting on Organizations
Performing the Organization
Organizational Theatre and Imaginative Life as Physical Presence
Artful Interventions and Identity Dynamics
Aesthetic Play As An Organizing Principle
If People Are Strange, Does Organizing Make Us Normal?
Identity Hijack
The Tyranny of Theory
That's Important! Making a Difference with Organizational Research
Som Thoughts about Trade-Offs
Abduction
The Dialectics of Propositional and Tacit Knowledge
700 Sage Words
Corporeal Leaders
The Future is Now
Why Leaders Fail
How Can We Make Organizations More Ethical?
The Craft and Art of Narrative Inquiry in Organizations
The Pragmatics of Resilience
A Note on 'The Future of Positive Organizational Scholarship'
Building Community
Shifting Sands in Communities of Scholars
Situated Knowledge and Situated Action
W(h)ither Knowledge Management
Indigenous Organizing
Enacting and Updating Idigenous Knowledge
'Organizational' Behaviour is Largely Tribal Behaviour
Un-Gendering Organization
Gender Inequity and the Need to Study Change
Creating Better Understanding While Bulding Better Organizations
The Shape of Things to Come
New Organization Forms - the Career of a Concept
Suppose We Took Organizational Performance Seriously
Managers Who Can Transform Institutions
Activism and th Practices That Stick
Is Change on the Outside Like Change on the Inside
Where Are You Going?
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