The Northern Lights: Organization Theory in Scandinavia

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"This anthology contains samples of the most original Nordic research positioned against the general literature within a given theme in organization theory. The contributions originated in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and are connected to their local context via their topics, approaches and writing styles. Each essay is a presentation of a much wider research tradition, and the interested readers can follow the references to many other publications in English." ...
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"This anthology contains samples of the most original Nordic research positioned against the general literature within a given theme in organization theory. The contributions originated in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and are connected to their local context via their topics, approaches and writing styles. Each essay is a presentation of a much wider research tradition, and the interested readers can follow the references to many other publications in English."
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  • ISBN-13: 9788763000994
  • Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Pages: 471
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors 7
Introduction: Did the Vikings Know How to Organize? 9
1 Nordic Management: From Functional Socialism to Shareholder Value? 17
2 Organizational Citizens - Unionized Wage Earners, Participative Management, and Beyond 41
3 The Finnish Business System in Transition: Outcomes, Actors, and Their Influence 69
4 Entrepreneurship as Discourse and Life Style 91
5 Temporary Organizing - A Viking Approach to Project Management Research 111
6 Scandinavian Approaches to Strategy - Combining Competition and Co-operation in Practice 131
7 Critical Organization Theory 151
8 Using Gender in Exploring Organizations, Management, and Change 175
9 Organized Hypocrisy 201
10 Knowledge Management as Technology: Making Knowledge Manageable 223
11 Imitation and Identification as Performatives 249
12 Organization as Evolution of Space 267
13 Magic in Action: Strategic Management in a New Economy 291
14 Corporate Art or Artful Corporation? The Emerging Philosophy Firm 317
15 Tales of Organizing: Symbolism and Narration in Management Studies 337
16 Making Organization Research Matter: Power Values and Phronesis 357
17 Publishing Exotic Studies in a Mainstreaming World 383
18 On the Origin of the Northern Lights 395
Afterword 413
References 417
Index 469
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