The Management of Meaning in Organizations by S. MagalaThe Management of Meaning in Organizations by S. Magala

The Management of Meaning in Organizations

byS. Magala

Hardcover | February 25, 2009

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Historical translations and underground transfers of knowledge and values between cultural domains merit more attention. This book discusses the past, present and future of meaning. It shows how management of meaning in organizations fuels sociocultural evolution in complex societies, changing semantic fields of possible meanings ahead.
SLAWEK MAGALA is head of the department of Organizational Theory and HRM at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands. He is interested in problems of philosophy and sociology of culture.
Title:The Management of Meaning in OrganizationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:265 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.91 inPublished:February 25, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230013619

ISBN - 13:9780230013612


Table of Contents

Introduction: Can Values and Meanings be Outsourced and if so to whom? The Past of Meaning (Lost and Gained in Historical Translations) The Present Tense of Meaning (Underground Passages, The Cunning of Reason and the Return of Virtues) The Future of Meaning (Cultural Revolutions, Social Transformations and the Struggle Between Truths and Democracies Instead of Conclusions: Managerial Philosophies and Mirrors of Organizational Cultures

Editorial Reviews

'The most helpful GPS system to guide us in my opinion is our Euro-colleague Slawomir Magala's [Rotterdam School of Management] book The Management of Meaning in Organizations.' - Charles Wankel, St. John's University, New York

'This is a great book. Every scholar of organisation studies should have this book in their library.' - Professor Ken Parry, Centre for Leadership Studies, Bond University