A Theory of Organizing

A Theory of Organizing

by Barbara Czarniawska
     
 

ISBN-10: 1848444303

ISBN-13: 9781848444300

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

"Barbara Czarniawska, renowned organization theorist, offers in A Theory of Organizing a processual view of organizing, and develops a theory based on multiple field studies and recent theoretical insights. The author demonstrates that the global economy and its ally, information technology, have paved the way for organizing across corporate and national borders.…  See more details below

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"Barbara Czarniawska, renowned organization theorist, offers in A Theory of Organizing a processual view of organizing, and develops a theory based on multiple field studies and recent theoretical insights. The author demonstrates that the global economy and its ally, information technology, have paved the way for organizing across corporate and national borders. Mergers and acquisitions are now mundane events, and markets have become more virtual than ever, even as ideas that travel across the world, and are translated into local practices." This book will challenge and stimulate organizational theoreticians and organizational practitioners. It will also prove lively reading for academics from a range of backgrounds, including sociology, business administration, and the political sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848444300
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1 Perspective : a constructivist view of organizing 1

2 Starting point : the construction and reconstruction of action nets 14

3 On organizing : narrating the organizing and organizing the narratives 32

4 On stability : how institutions become inscribed in technical objects 50

5 On management : leadership as service 65

6 On change : is it possible to life oneself by the hair? 78

7 On imitation and fashion : how ideas travel around the world 92

8 On gender : is discrimination equal? 105

9 Research results : why do they seldom reach the students? 119

10 Epilogue : ten paradoxical memoranda for organization theorists 131

References 139

Index 151

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