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Thinking Organization : Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks - Stephen Linstead

Thinking Organization

Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

By: Stephen Linstead (Editor), Alison Linstead (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2006
ISBN: 9780415333641
Number Of Pages: 280

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In recent years there has been an increase in interest in the impact of philosophy on organization studies and the value of philosophy for improving our understanding of management and organization. This edited collection indicates the current state of the art of reflection on the concepts and process of organizing using ideas and analytical approaches drawn from a range of philosophical traditions and paradigms. There is a focus on the ways that complex and elusive organizational processes are represented, the ways in which philosophical ideas can be used to theorize organization and the future of an organization theory informed by philosophical reflection.

List of figuresp. ix
List of contributorsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
Introduction: are organizations good to think with? Thinking things through and thinking through thingsp. 1
Representing organizationp. 15
Back to the roots of the linguistic turn: arguments against causal social research reconsideredp. 17
Language and landscape: towards new architectures of thoughtp. 39
Glissement: gaming with(out) the matrixp. 62
The mythic foundations of organizationp. 81
'Knowing' organizationp. 95
On the applicability of 'alien' concepts to organisational analysis: some criteria for inter-domain conceptual transferp. 97
Construct objectification and de-objectification in organization theoryp. 112
Reflective knowledge management: some philosophical considerationsp. 136
The Odyssey of instrumental rationality: confronting the Enlightenment's interior otherp. 157
The becoming of organization theoryp. 181
Rough magic: screensp. 183
Suits you, sir: that obscure desire of objectsp. 191
Refocusing: a Bergsonian approach to organizationp. 201
The becoming of organization and the organization of becomingp. 218
Conclusion: thinking on...the need for philosophy of management and organizationp. 247
Author indexp. 251
Subject indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780415333641
ISBN-10: 0415333644
Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1