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The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory: Meta-theoretical Perspectives / Edition 1

The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory: Meta-theoretical Perspectives / Edition 1

by Haridimos Tsoukas, Christian Knudsen


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ISBN-13: 9780199275250
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/23/2005
Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 666
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Haridimos Tsoukas is the George D. Mavros Research Professor of Organization and Management at ALBA in Greece, and Professor of Organization Theory and Behaviour at the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business, UK. Previous positions held include Lecturer at Warwick Business School (1990-5), and Associate Professor at the University of Cyprus. Christian Knudsen is a Research Fellow at Copenhagen University and Århus Business School, Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Visiting Professor at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Need for Meta-theoretical Reflection in Organization Theory, Haridimos Tsoukas and Christian Knudsen
Part I: Organization Theory as Science
1. Organizational Theory as a Positive Science, Lex Donaldson
2. Organization Theory as an Interpretive Science, Mary Jo Hatch and Dvora Yanow
3. Organization Theory as a Critical Science: Forms of analysis and 'new organizational' forms, Hugh Willmott
4. Organization Theory as a Postmodern Science, Robert Chia
Part II: The Construction of Organization Theory
5. The Origins of Organization Theory, William H. Starbuck
6. Fusing Sociological Theory with Engineering Discourse: The historical and epistemological foundations of organization theory, Yehouda Shenhav
7. Feminist Theory and Organization Theory: A dialogue on new bases, Silvia Gherardi
8. The Styles and the Stylists of Organization Theory, Barbara Czarniawska
9. Pluralism, Scientific Progress, and the Structure of Organization Theory, Christian Knudsen
Part III: Meta-theoretical Controversies in Organization Theory
10. Open Doors and Brick Walls: The agency/structure dilemma in organization theory, Michael Reed
11. Modes of Explanation in Organization Theory, Andreas Georg Scherer
12. Micro and Macro Perspectives in Organization Theory: A tale of incommensurability, William McKinley and Mark A. Mone
13. Economic Versus Sociological Approaches to Organization Theory, Richard Swedberg
14. Meta-theoretical Controversies in Studying Organizational Culture, Joanne Martin
Part IV: Organization Theory as a Policy Science
15. Actionable Knowledge, Chris Argyris
16. Theory and Practice in the Real World, Karl E. Weick
17. Organization Theory and Ethics: Varieties and dynamics of constrained optimization, Richard P. Nielsen
18. Character and Virtue in an Era of Turbulent Capitalism, Iain Mangham
Part V: The Future of Organization Theory
19. The Future of Organization Theory: Prospects and limitations, Gibson Burrell
20. Managing Organization Futures in a Changing World of Power/Knowledge, Stewart Clegg
21. The Future of Organization Theory: Beyond the selection-adaptation debate, Arie Y. Lewin
22. At Home from Mars to Somalia: Recounting organization theory, Marta B. Calas
23. New Times, Fresh Challenges: Reflections on the past and the future of organization theory, Haridimos Tsoukas

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