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Global Ideas: How Ideas, Objects and Practices Travel in the Global Economy

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"Global ideas is an attempt to explain how it is possible that, although the same idea travels around the globe at a high speed, local realities are still very different. While this book can be seen as joining the discussion on globalization and its paradoxical character, it is unique in its rich collection of cases and its frame of reference consisting of a combination of organization theory, new institutionalism and sociology of translation. The focus is not so much on organizations but on organizing, which is global both in its scope and in ...
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Overview

"Global ideas is an attempt to explain how it is possible that, although the same idea travels around the globe at a high speed, local realities are still very different. While this book can be seen as joining the discussion on globalization and its paradoxical character, it is unique in its rich collection of cases and its frame of reference consisting of a combination of organization theory, new institutionalism and sociology of translation. The focus is not so much on organizations but on organizing, which is global both in its scope and in its imitation of global models. This book shows what is travelling and how; it moves between countries and disciplines."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788763001663
  • Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Pages: 301

Table of Contents

1. Translation Is a Vehicle, Imitation its Motor, and Fashion Sits at the Wheel Part I
What is Travelling?
Names, Practices, Objects, and People 2. Cultural Alchemy: Translating the Experience Economy into Scandinavian
3. The Namesake: On Best Value and Other Reformmarks
4. Isomorphism, Isopraxism, and Isonymism: Complementary or Competing Processes?
5. Lost and Found in the Translation of Strategic Plans and Websites
6. Environment's Many Faces: On Organizing and Translating Objects in Stockholm
7. From "Nature" to "Economy" and "Culture": How Stockfish Travels and Constructs an Action Net Part II
How Do Ideas Travel
And How Do They Land? 8. Fashion in Organizing
9. Something New, Something Old, Something Borrowed: The Cross-National Translation of the "Family Friendly Organization" in Israel
10. Articulating Agendas and Travelling Principles in the Layering of New Strands of Academic Freedom in Contemporary Singapore
11. Fields of Imitation: The Global Expansion of Management Education
12. Globalizing Webs: Translation of Public Sector e-Modernization
13. Close encounters: The Circulation and Reception of Managerial Practices in the San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Community
14. Code-Switching, or Why a Metacode Is Good to Have
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