Disorganization Theory: Explorations In Alternative Organizational Analysis by John HassardDisorganization Theory: Explorations In Alternative Organizational Analysis by John Hassard

Disorganization Theory: Explorations In Alternative Organizational Analysis

byJohn Hassard, Mihaela Kelemen

Paperback | November 28, 2007

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Organizational analysis has moved in a number of directions since its origins in mainstream theories of positivism and functionalism. This challenging book sets out an alternative agenda for the field, discussing existing critical discourses, whilst exploring a selection of emerging ideas and arguments.

Addressing a series of key epistemological, conceptual and methodological issues,Disorganization Theoryis designed to encourage reflexive thinking on the part of the reader. Influenced by critical philosophies of deconstruction and discourse, the book not only offers insight into established debates surrounding, for example, postmodernism and actor-network theory, but also brings forth new insights in the field: mimesis, consumption, retrospection, decoration, governmentality, and fluidity theories are all discussed.

Written by an international team of leading organizational theorists, this book is an important and contentious addition to the literature. It is an ideal companion for students and researchers working in the fields of advanced organization and management theory, and critical management studies.

John Hassardis Professor of Organizational Analysis at the Manchester Business School and Senior Professorial Research Associate at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.Mihaela Kelemenis Professor of Management Studies in the School of Economic and Management Studies, Keele University.Julie Wolfram Coxis Professor of Mana...
Title:Disorganization Theory: Explorations In Alternative Organizational AnalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:November 28, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415417295

ISBN - 13:9780415417297


Table of Contents

Part I Alternative knowledge 1 Paradigm plurality and its prospects 2 Organizational knowledge: production and consumption 3 Escaping the confines of organization theory (with Ian Atkin) Part II Alternative concepts 4 Actor-networks and sociological symmetry (with Christine McLean) 5 Identity and fluidity (with Beverly Metcalfe) 6 Time and temporality 7 Decoration and disorganization (with Stella Minahan)8 Governmentality and networks Part III Alternative methodology 9 Actor-networks, research strategy and organization (with Nick Lee) 10 Rethinking triangulation 11 Critical retrospective research  12 Concluding remarks: a future agenda for alternative organization studies