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Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society


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Management, Organizations and Society represents innovative work grounded in new realities; addressing issues crucial to an understanding of the contemporary world. This is the world of organized societies, where boundaries between formal and informal, public and private, local and global organizations have been displaced or vanished along with other nineteenth century dichotomies and oppositions. Management, apart from becoming a specialised profession for a growing number of people, is an everyday activity for most members of modern societies. Management, Organizations and Society will address these contemporary dynamics of transformation in a manner that transcends disciplinary boundaries, with work which will appeal to researchers, students and practitioners alike.

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The Institutional Theory of the Firm: Embedded Autonomy

The Institutional Theory of the Firm: Embedded Autonomy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alexander Styhre
August 19, 2019

The Institutional Theory of the Firm examines recent and previous organization theory literature to advocate what Evans (1995) refers to as the "embedded autonomy" of the firm, its role in being simultaneously anchored in e.g., corporate legislation and regulatory practices on the national,...

Work Orientations: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings

Work Orientations: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Bengt Furåker, Kristina Håkansson
August 01, 2019

Work orientations and work attitudes have to do with the productive capacities in society. Insofar as individuals are positively oriented towards contributing their labour, we can expect a great amount of work to be done and to be carried out efficiently, carefully and responsibly. These subjective...

Visual and Multimodal Research in Organization and Management Studies

Visual and Multimodal Research in Organization and Management Studies

1st Edition

Markus A Höllerer, Theo van Leeuwen, Dennis Jancsary, Renate E Meyer, Thomas Hestbaek Andersen, Eero Vaara
February 21, 2019

This volume brings together two hitherto disparate domains of scholarly inquiry: organization and management studies on the one hand, and the study of visual and multimodal communication on the other. Within organization and management studies it has been recognized that organizational reality and...

Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Justice and the Global Food Supply Chain: Towards an Ethical Food Policy for Sustainable Supermarkets

Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Justice and the Global Food Supply Chain: Towards an Ethical Food Policy for Sustainable Supermarkets

1st Edition

Hillary J. Shaw, Julia J.A. Shaw
February 04, 2019

Food is a source of nourishment, a cause for celebration, an inducement to temptation, a means of influence, and signifies good health and well-being. Together with other life enhancing goods such as clean water, unpolluted air, adequate shelter and suitable clothing, food is a basic good which is...

Organizational Theory and Aesthetic Philosophies

Organizational Theory and Aesthetic Philosophies

1st Edition

Antonio Strati
December 13, 2018

Diverse philosophies constitute the theoretical ground of the study of the aesthetic side of organization. In fact, there is not a single unique philosophy behind the organizational research of the aesthetic dimension of organizational life. Organizational Theory and Aesthetic Philosophies will...

Organizational Identity and Memory: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Organizational Identity and Memory: A Multidisciplinary Approach

1st Edition

Andrea Casey
December 11, 2018

Organizational Identity and Memory analyzes the relationship between organizational identity and organizational memory, in particular history and commemoration. The goal is to further our understanding of the role of this relationship in processes critical to today’s organizations: the evolution of...

Reframing Institutional Logics: Substance, Practice and History

Reframing Institutional Logics: Substance, Practice and History

1st Edition

Alistair Mutch
October 08, 2018

How are we to characterise the context in which organisations operate? The notion that organisational activity is shaped by institutional logics has been influential but it presents a number of problems. The criteria by which institutions are identified, the conflation of institutions with...

The Organization of Craft Work: Identities, Meanings, and Materiality

The Organization of Craft Work: Identities, Meanings, and Materiality

1st Edition

Emma Bell, Gianluigi Mangia, Scott Taylor, Maria Laura Toraldo
August 23, 2018

This edited book focuses on the organization and meaning of craft work in contemporary society. It considers the relationship between craft and place and how this enables the construction of a meaningful relationship with objects of production and consumption. The book explores the significance of...

Imagining Organizations: Performative Imagery in Business and Beyond

Imagining Organizations: Performative Imagery in Business and Beyond

1st Edition

Paolo Quattrone, Nigel Thrift, Chris Mclean, Francois-Regis Puyou
August 23, 2018

Organizations rely extensively upon a myriad of images and pictorial representations such as budgets, schedules, reports, graphs, and organizational charts to name but a few. Visual images play an integral role in the process of organizing. This volume argues that images in organizations are ‘...

Dance and Organization: Integrating Dance Theory and Methods into the Study of Management

Dance and Organization: Integrating Dance Theory and Methods into the Study of Management

1st Edition

Brigitte Biehl
August 23, 2018

Dance and Organisation is the first comprehensive work to integrate dance theory and methods into the study of management, which have developed an interest in the arts and the humanities. Dance represents dynamics and change and puts the moving body at the centre, which has been ignored and...

Foucault and Managerial Governmentality: Rethinking the Management of Populations, Organizations and Individuals

Foucault and Managerial Governmentality: Rethinking the Management of Populations, Organizations and Individuals

1st Edition

Alan McKinlay, Eric Pezet
August 23, 2018

In the last two decades there has been an explosion of research inspired by Michel Foucault’s suggestion of a new concept, ‘governmentality’. The distinctive feature of modern governmentality is that across all sorts of fields, rule is predicated upon the active subject as the vehicle through...

Organizational Research: Storytelling in Action

Organizational Research: Storytelling in Action

1st Edition

David M. Boje
August 08, 2018

‘Organizational research methods’ (ORM) are making an ontological turn by studying the nature of Being, becoming, and the meaning of existence in the world. For example, without ontology, there is no ‘ground’ and no ‘theory’ in Grounded Theory (GT). This book explores ten ways to develop fourth...

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