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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
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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.

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.

Creating a Dialectical Social Science

Creating a Dialectical Social Science

Concepts, Methods, and Models

  • Author: I.I. Mitroff,R.O. Mason
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400984693
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 189
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The depth, intensity, and long-standing nature of the disagreements between differing schools of social thought renders more critical than ever the treatment of dialectical reasoning and its relationship to the social sciences. The nature of these disagreements are deeply rooted in fundamentally differing beliefs regarding, among many things: (1) the nature of man, (2) the role of theory versus data in constructing social theories, (3) the place and function of values versus facts in inquiry, etc. It has become more and more apparent that such fundamental differences cannot be resolved by surface appeals to rationality or to consensus. Such for it is precisely the definitions of appeals are doomed to failure 'rationality' and 'consensus' that are at odds. That is, different schools not only have different definitions of rationality and consensus but different notions regarding their place and function within a total system of inquiry. A dialectical treatment of conflicts is called for because such conflicts demand a method which is capable of recognizing first of all how deep they lie. Secondly, a method is demanded which is capable of appreciating that the various sides of the conflict fundamentally depend on one another for their very existence; they depend, in other words, on one another not 'in spite of' their opposition but precisely 'because of' it.

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.

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

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.

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.

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
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