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Rethinking Organization : New Directions in Organization Theory and Analysis - Mike Reed

Rethinking Organization

New Directions in Organization Theory and Analysis

By: Mike Reed (Editor), Michael D. Hughes (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 1991
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Over the past two decades, organization studies has become increasingly pluralistic, with a series of highly charged debates across intellectual `divides'. It is these debates and their consequences for the current position and future development of organization studies that Rethinking Organization addresses.



The first section reviews and evaluates the most significant theoretical developments of the last two decades, focusing in particular on the various ways in which `organization' has been conceptualized as the basis for organizational analyses. The second section examines a range of issues related to the major transformations in organizational forms currently occurring throughout advanced industrial societies. Final contributions outline a range of emergent new perspectives which not only present challenges both to the `old' and `new' orthodoxies of the field but also herald important new directions for its future development.

`If you are re-thinking that you might re-write your notes on organization so that you may better represent them then I re-commend this is a really friendly place to start the project of re-modernization.' - The Occupational Psychologist

Introduction
Developments in Theory
Incommensurable Paradigms? Vital Signs From Three Perspectives
The Symbolic Understanding of Organizations
Organization Studies and Scientific Authority
Putting Theory in its Place
The Social Organization of Organizational Theorizing
Paradigms Lost
Paradise Regained?
Changing Organizational Forms
The Social Construction of Organizations and Markets
Comparative Analysis of Business Recipes
Changing Organizational Forms
From the Bottom Up
Back to the Future
Time and Organization
The Transformation in Work
Post-Fordism Revisited
Emergent Problematics
Organization Theory in the Postmodern Era
Re-Writing Gender into Organizational Theorizing
Directions from Feminist Perspectives
Formal Organization as Representation
Remote Control, Displacement and Abbreviation
Formative Contexts and Activity Systems
Postmodern Approaches to the Management of Change
Conclusion
Decluding Organization
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ISBN: 9780803982888
ISBN-10: 0803982887
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st December 1991
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43