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Contemporary Organization Theory

Campbell Jones (Editor), Rolland Munro (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3227-5
320 pages
December 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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This research monograph reviews the advances in thinking about organization, but also articulates a vision of the possible future of organization theory.
  • Introduces and evaluates the work of eighteen key theorists writing over the last two decades.
  • Comments directly on the approach of those writers who have most stimulated and enlargened the recent study of organization.
  • Articulates a vision of the possible future of organization theory.
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    Acknowledgements.

    Organization Theory, 1985–2005: Campbell Jones and Rolland Munro.

    1. Giorgio Agamben and the community without identity: René ten Bos.

    2. Are we all good? Zygmunt Bauman’s response to Hobbes: Ruud Kaulingfreks.

    3. Gibson Burrell: Diabolical architect: Philip Hancock and Melissa Tyler.

    4. Judith Butler: On organizing subjectivities: Janet Borgerson.

    5. Othering Organization Theory: Marta Calás and Linda Smircich: Joanna Brewis.

    6. Stewart Clegg: Towards a Machiavellian Organization Theory?: Peter Fleming and André Spicer.

    7. Robert Cooper: Beyond organization: Sverre Spoelstra.

    8. Immaculate defecation: Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in Organization Theory: Bent Meier Sørensen.

    9. André Gorz: Autonomy and equity in the post-industrial age: Finn Bowring.

    10. David Knights and Hugh Willmott: The subjugation of identity and...and...and...organization-to-come...: Damian O’Doherty.

    11. The ordering of things: Organization in Bruno Latour: Jan Harris.

    12. Organizations as decision machines: Niklas Luhmann’s theory of organized social systems: Armin Nassehi.

    13. Antagonism, contradiction, time: Conflict and organization in Antonio Negri: Matteo Mandarini.

    14. The Theatre of Measurement: Michel Serres: Steven D. Brown.

    15. Practical deconstructivist feminist Marxist organization theory: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: Campbell Jones.

    16. Partial organization: Marilyn Strathern and the elicitation of relations: Rolland Munro.

    17. Karl Weick: Concepts, style and reflection: Barbara Czarniawska.

    18. Everything you wanted to know about Organization Theory...but were afraid to ask Slavoj Zˇ izˇek: Steffen Böhm and Christian De Cock.

    Notes on contributors.

    Index.

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    Campbell Jones is Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory and Business Ethics and Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy at the University of Leicester, UK.


    Rolland Munro is Professor of Organization Theory and Director of the Centre for Culture and Social Theory at Keele University, UK.

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    • This research monograph reviews the advances in thinking about organization.
    • Introduces and evaluates the work of eighteen key theorists writing over the last two decades.
    • Comments directly on the approach of those writers who have most stimulated and enlargened the recent study of organization.
    • Articulates a vision of the possible future of organization theory.
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    "In sum, I find this collection to be important and challenging reading for organization scholars. In these escorted journeys to some familiar and some distant scholars, lands of ideas, and concepts, one can only explore the joy of new thoughts or of acceptance or objections."
    Amalya L. Oliver, Hebrew University of Jerusalem <!--end-->
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