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Philosophy and Organization Theory

Philosophy and Organization Theory

  • Author: Haridimos Tsoukas,Robert Chia
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857245953
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
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What is the relationship between philosophy and organization theory (OT)? This title includes the papers that explore connections between several streams in philosophy and OT. It explores the question: What does a particular philosophy contribute to OT?

The Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies

  • Author: Jenny Helin,Tor Hernes,Daniel Hjorth,Robin Holt
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191648108
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 648
  • View: 468
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Process approaches to organization studies focus on flow, activities, and evolution, understanding organizations and organizing as processes in the making. They stand in contrast to positivist approaches that see organizations and phenomena as fixed, static, and measurable. Process approaches draw on a range of ideas and philosophies. The Handbook examines 34 philosophers and social theorists, both those commonly linked to process thinking, such as Whitehead, Bergson and James, and those that are not as often addressed from a process perspective such as Dilthey and Tarde. Each chapter addresses the background and context of this thinker, their work (with a focus on the processual elements), and the potential contribution to organization and management research. For students and scholars in the field of Organization Studies this book is an entry point into the work of philosophical thinkers and social theorists for whom the world is far from being a solid place.

Managerialism

Managerialism

A Critique of an Ideology

  • Author: T. Klikauer
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137334274
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 362
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Most people know what management is but often people have vague ideas about Manageralism. This book introduces Manageralism and its ideology as a colonising project that has infiltrated nearly every eventuality of human society.

Phenomenology of the Embodied Organization

Phenomenology of the Embodied Organization

The contribution of Merleau-Ponty for Organizational Studies and Practice

  • Author: W. Küpers
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137460555
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 377
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Drawing on contemporary debates and responding to an analytic lacuna in organization and management studies and calls from organizational practice, Phenomenology of the Embodied Organization explores the fundamental and integral role of the body and embodiment in organizational life-worlds.

Rethinking the Knowledge Controversy in Organization Studies

Rethinking the Knowledge Controversy in Organization Studies

A Generative Uncertainty Perspective

  • Author: Walter R. Nord,Ann F. Connell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136843027
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 277
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Recently the field of organization studies has been plagued by intense, disruptive controversy about what counts as knowledge. This book, written by the major researchers and voices in the field of organization studies, attempts to respond to this controversy by offering the topic of "generative uncertainty" as the primary vehicle for rethinking about this issue.

Community Practice

Community Practice

Theories and Skills for Social Workers

  • Author: David A. Hardcastle
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199842650
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 456
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For almost two decades, Community Practice has been a definitive text for social workers, community practitioners, and students eager to help individuals contribute to and use community resources or work to change oppressive community structures. In this third edition, a wealth of new charts and cases spotlight the linkages between theoretical orientations and practical skills, with an enhanced emphasis on the inherently political nature of social work and community practice. Boxes, examples, and exercises illustrate the range of skills and strategies available to savvy community practitioners in the 21st century, including networking, marketing and staging, political advocacy, and leveraging information and communication technologies. Other features include: - New material on community practice ethics, critical practice skills, community assessment and assets inventory and mapping, social problem analysis, and applying community ractice skills to casework practice - Consideration of post-9/11 community challenges - Discussion on the changing ethnic composition of America and what this means for practitioners - An exploration of a vastly changed political landscape following the election of President Obama, the Great Recession, the rise of the Tea Party, and the increasing political and corporate use of pseudo-grassroots endeavors - A completely revamped instructor's manual available online at www.oup.com/us/communitypractice This fully revised classic text provides a comprehensive and integrated overview of the community theory and skills fundamental to all areas of social work practice. Broad in scope and intensive in analysis, it is suitable for undergraduate as well as graduate study. Community Practice offers students and practitioners the tools necessary to promote the welfare of individuals and communities by tapping into the ecological foundations of community and social work practice.

The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

  • Author: Norman Don
  • Publisher: Vahlen
  • ISBN: 3800648105
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Sociology of Education

Sociology of Education

Major Themes

  • Author: Stephen J. Ball
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415198127
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 2416
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Covers the key points of dispute and areas of controversy within the field and includes papers from the leading writers. A sophisticated and versatile toolbox of ideas for theory-building and research.

Modern organizational theory

Modern organizational theory

contextual, environmental, and socio-cultural variables

  • Author: Anant R. Negandhi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 404
  • View: 2852
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Dirty Work

Dirty Work

Concepts and Identities

  • Author: R. Simpson,N. Slutskaya,P. Lewis,H. Höpfl
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230393535
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 274
  • View: 7708
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This book explores understandings and experiences of 'dirty work' – tasks or occupations that are seen as disgusting and degrading. It complicates the 'clean/dirty' divide in the context of organizations and work and illustrates some of the complex ways in which dirty work identities are managed.

Organizations in Action

Organizations in Action

Competition between Contexts

  • Author: Peter Clark
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134674066
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 368
  • View: 6732
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This original and ambitious work provides a fascinating examination of organizations from both a post-modern and new organizational economics perspective. Combining strategy, international business and organisational theory, it represents a ground-breaking critique of prevailing mainstream modernist theories of organization. Distinctive features include: * a comprehensive analysis of social and organizational theory * discussion and exploration of knowledge capitalism * a critique of core competencies and resource based approaches to strategy, human resource management and organizational behaviour. In an essential area of study for every business undergraduate and reflective manager, this outstanding book pulls together material which is currently scattered and poorly synthesised, and examines high-profile real-world business examples.

Die Macht moralischer Argumente

Die Macht moralischer Argumente

Produktionsverlagerungen zwischen wirtschaftlichen Interessen und gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung

  • Author: Martin Schröder
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3531931962
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 237
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The Ethics Police?

The Ethics Police?

The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe

  • Author: Robert Klitzman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199364621
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 288
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Research on human beings saves countless lives, but has at times harmed the participants. To what degree then should government regulate science, and how? The horrors of Nazi concentration camp experiments and the egregious Tuskegee syphilis study led the US government, in 1974, to establish Research Ethics Committees, known as Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to oversee research on humans. The US now has over 4,000 IRBs, which examine yearly tens of billions of dollars of research -- all studies on people involving diseases, from cancer to autism, and behavior. Yet ethical violations persist. At the same time, critics have increasingly attacked these committees for delaying or blocking important studies. Partly, science is changing, and the current system has not kept up. Since the regulations were first conceived 40 years ago, research has burgeoned 30-fold. Studies often now include not a single university, but multiple institutions, and 40 separate IRBs thus need to approve a single project. One committee might approve a study quickly, while others require major changes, altering the scientific design, and making the comparison of data between sites difficult. Crucial dilemmas thus emerge of whether the current system should be changed, and if so, how. Yet we must first understand the status quo to know how to improve it. Unfortunately, these committees operate behind closed doors, and have received relatively little in-depth investigation. Robert Klitzman thus interviewed 45 IRB leaders and members about how they make decisions. What he heard consistently surprised him. This book reveals what Klitzman learned, providing rare glimpses into the conflicts and complexities these individuals face, defining science, assessing possible future risks and benefits of studies, and deciding how much to trust researchers -- illuminating, more broadly, how we view and interpret ethics in our lives today, and perceive and use power. These committees reflect many of the most vital tensions of our time - concerning science and human values, individual freedom, government control, and industry greed. Ultimately, as patients, scientists, or subjects, the decisions of these men and women affect us all.

Hierarchy and Organisation

Hierarchy and Organisation

Toward a General Theory of Hierarchical Social Systems

  • Author: Thomas Diefenbach
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135013403
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 282
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Most people take the conditions they work and live in as a given, believing it to be normal that societies are stratified and that organisations are hierarchical. Many even think that this is the way it should be - and are neither willing nor able to think that it could be otherwise. This book raises the awareness of hierarchy, its complexity and longevity. It focuses on a single but fundamental problem of social systems such as dyads, groups, organisations and whole societies: Why and how does hierarchical social order persist over time? In order to investigate the question, author Thomas Diefenbach develops a general theory of the persistence of hierarchical social order. This theory interrogates the problem of the persistence of hierarchical social order from very different angles, in multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary ways. Even more crucially, it traces the very causes of the phenomenon, the reasons and interests behind hierarchy as well as the various mechanisms which keep it going. This is the first time such a theory is attempted. With the help of the theory developed in this book, it is possible to interrogate systematically, comprehensively and in detail how mindsets and behaviours as well as societal and organisational structures enable the continuation of hierarchy

The Handbook of the History and Philosophy of Criminology

The Handbook of the History and Philosophy of Criminology

  • Author: Ruth Ann Triplett
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119011353
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 488
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"This book provides students, scholars, and criminologists with a truly a global perspective on the theory and practice of criminology throughout the centuries and around the world. In addition to chapters devoted to the key ideas, thinkers, and moments in the intellectual and philosophical history of criminology, it features in-depth coverage of the organizational structure of criminology as an academic discipline world-wide"--

Self-Reinforcing Processes in and among Organizations

Self-Reinforcing Processes in and among Organizations

  • Author: J. Sydow,G. Schreyögg
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230392830
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 266
  • View: 875
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Management and organization research has rediscovered individual agency, innovation and entrepreneurship. As such, there is a risk of overlooking the power of self-reinforcing processes in and among organizations. This volume redirects attention to these processes, including: escalating commitment, organizational imprinting and path dependence.

Organizational Innovation in Public Services

Organizational Innovation in Public Services

Forms and Governance

  • Author: P. Valkama,S. Bailey,A. Anttiroiko
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113701184X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 283
  • View: 8954
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In the wake of the economic crisis, many public services are facing a challenging environment in which they receive less funding but are expected to deliver better services. Organisational Innovation in Public Services develops new theoretical models and analyses case studies to provide an important insight into how to modernise public services.

Making Projects Critical

Making Projects Critical

  • Author: Damian Hodgson,Svetlana Cicmil
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137192305
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 376
  • View: 3968
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Making Projects Critical is an edited collection contributed by a range of international scholars linking the area of project management with critical management perspectives. Challenging recent debates on inherent problems in project management, the text considers project management within a wider organizational and societal context.

Handbook of Research on Educational Administration

Handbook of Research on Educational Administration

A Project of the American Educational Research Association

  • Author: Norman J. Boyan
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 767
  • View: 5344
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This definitive guide to research findings, results, and conclusions in educational administration assesses and evaluates the major areas of thought and inquiry prevalent in the field over the past thirty years.