Postmodern Management and Organization Theory

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This thought-provoking critique of postmodern theory provides an overview of issues as they relate to management and organization theory and its history, and assembles a variety of important works on postmodern philosophy - including feminist and cultural postmodern philosophies. Addressing the future of the postmodern influence on management and organization theory and method, the book also establishes an agenda for future research.
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Overview

This thought-provoking critique of postmodern theory provides an overview of issues as they relate to management and organization theory and its history, and assembles a variety of important works on postmodern philosophy - including feminist and cultural postmodern philosophies. Addressing the future of the postmodern influence on management and organization theory and method, the book also establishes an agenda for future research.
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Presents feminist, cultural, and environmental perspectives on management and organizational theory and propose directions for further research. Covers deconstructing organizational analysis, gender, epistemological issues, pedagogy, and global organizational studies. Addressed primarily to graduate and advanced undergraduate students but possibly of interest as well to managers who can negotiate current academic terminology. The 16 papers are from a 1992 symposium in Las Vegas. Paper edition (unseen), $23.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803970052
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/18/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

David M. Boje is an amateur blacksmith artist, & Professor of Storytelling, Distinguished University Professor, and Bill Daniels Ethics Fellow in Management Department at New Mexico State University. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Aalborg University, Denmark in 2011 for his contributions to quantum storytelling. He does keynote conference presentations and university seminars around the world. He is founder and president of Standing Conference for Management and Organizational Inquiry| founder and past editor, Tamara Journal and Chair of the NMSU Sustainability Council. He is former Bank of America Endowed Professorship of Management (awarded September 2006-2010), and past Arthur Owens Professorship in Business Administration (June 2003-June 2006) in the Management Department at New Mexico State University.

I completed my PhD in 1979 at the University of British Columbia. My fields of interest include:

Organizational analysis
Safety, loss and environmental management
Research methods

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Robert P Gephart Jr, David M Boje, and Tojo Joseph Thatchenkery
Postmodern Management and the Coming Crises of Organizational Analysis
PART ONE: DECONSTRUCTING ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS: CRITIQUE, REFLECTIONS, AND ALTERNATIVES
Management, Social Issues, and the Postmodern Era - Robert P Gephart Jr
Exploring the Terrain of Modernism and Postmodernism in Organization Theory - John Hassard
Storytelling at Administrative Science Quarterly - David M Boje, Dale E Fitzgibbons, and David S Steingard
Warding Off the Postmodern Barbarians
PART TWO: BEYOND MAN-AGE-MENT - GENDER, DISCOURSE, AND ORGANIZATIONAL VOICES
Woman as Constituent Directors - Patricia Bradshaw
Re-Reading Current Texts Using a Feminist-Postmodernist Approach
Liberation from Within? - Ian Atkin and John Hassard
Organizational Implications of Irigaray's Concept of 'Residue'
Do You Take Your Body to Work? - David Barry and Mary Ann Hazen
A Theory of Stakeholder Enabling - Jerry M Calton and Nancy B Kurland
Giving Voice to an Emerging Postmodern Praxis
PART THREE: FROM TECHNO-LOGY TO ECO-LOGY: EPISTEMOLOGICAL ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Ecological Futures - Alfonso Montuori and Ronald E Purser
Systems Theory, Postmodernism, and Participative Learning in an Age of Uncertainty
Simulacral Environments - Robert P Gephart Jr
Reflexivity and the Natural Ecology of Organizations
PART FOUR: POSTMODERN PEDAGOGY
Pedagogy for the Postmodern Management Classroom - Grace Ann Rosile and David M Boje
Greenback Company
Reconstructions of Choice - Ghazi F Binzagr and Michael R Manning
Advocating a Constructivist Approach to Management Education
Modernism, Postmodernism, and Managerial Competencies - Eric H Neilsen
A Multidiscourse Reading
PART FIVE: CRITICAL ISSUES IN GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES
Metaphors of Globalization - Stewart R Clegg and John T Gray
Organizations as a Play of Multiple and Dynamic Discourses - Tojo Joseph Thatchenkery and Punya Upadhyaya
An Example from a Global Social Change Organization
Technologies of Representation in the Global Corporation - Kenneth J Gergen and Diana Whitney
Power and Polyphony
Conclusions - Robert P Gephart Jr, Tojo Joseph Thatchenkery, and David M Boje
Reconstructing Organizations for Future Survival
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