List of Figures.
Notes on the Contributors.
1. The Discourse of Organization Studies: Dissensus, Politics and Paradigms: R. Westwood and S. Clegg.
Part I: Foundations:.
2. Organization Studies: a Discipline or Field?.
Commentary: What Kind of Science Should OS Strive to Be?.
From Fields to Science: Can Organization Studies Make the Transition? Bill McKelvey, University of California Los Angeles.
Paradigm Plurality: Exploring Past, Present and Future Trends: Mihaela Kelemen, Keele University, and John Hassard, UMIST.
Commentary: Let's Get Ontological.
Order is Free: On the Ontological Status of Organizations: Kimberly B. Boal,Texas Tech University, James G. Hunt, Texas Tech University, and Stephen J. Jaros, Southern University.
Ontology: Organizations as World-Making: Robert Chia, University of Exeter.
Commentary: On Being Positive and Becoming Constructivist.
Position Statement for Positivism: Lex Donaldson, University of New South Wales.
Social Constructionism and Organization Studies: Barbara Czarniawska, Göteburg University.
Commentary: Ironic Authenticity and Paradoxical Constructivism.
From Subjectivity to Objectivity: A Constructivist Account of Objectivity in Organization Theory: William McKinley, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
From Objectivity to Subjectivity. Confession of a Counter-Modernist: Pursuing Subjective Authenticity in Organizational Research: Peter Case, Oxford Brookes University.
Part II: Frames:.
6. Organization: Environment.
Enacting an Environment: The Infrastructure of Organizing: Karl E. Weick, University of Michigan.
Enactment as an Institutional Change Mechanism: P. Devereaux Jennings, University of British Columbia, and Royston Greenwood, University of Alberta.
7. Power and Institutions.
Commentary: The Dynamics of Institution.
The Problem of Order Revisited: Towards a More Critical Institutional Perspective: Michael Lounsbury, Cornell University. Power, Discourse and Institutions: Institutional Theory and the Challenge of Critical Discourse Analysis: Nelson Phillips, University of Cambridge.
Commentary: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Globalization.
The Disorganization of Inclusion: Globalization as Process: Barbara Parker, Seattle University.
Globalization and the Organizations of Exclusion in Advanced Capitalism: Marc T. Jones, Macquarie University.
Part III: Structure and Culture:.
Commentary: Organization Structure.
Structure: Bob Hinings, University of Alberta.
Disorganization: Rolland Munro, Keele University.
Commentary: Making Sense of Culture.
The Case for Culture: Neal M. Ashkanasy, The University of Queensland.
Instantiative vs Entitiative Culture: The Case for Culture as Process: Andrew Chan, City University of Hong Kong.
Part IV: Identity and Relationships:.
11. Gender and Identity.
Commentary: Non-debating Gender.
Theorizing Gender and Organizing: Silvia Gherardi,Trento University, Judi Marshall, University of Bath, Albert J. Mills, St Mary's University.
Commentary: Trust Organizational Psychosis Versus the Virtues of Trust.
The Virtues of Prudent Trust: Roderick M. Kramer, Stanford University.
Fool'd with Hope, Men Favour the Deceit or: Can We Trust in Trust? Burkard Sievers, Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
13. Question Time: Notes on Altercation Stephen Linstead.