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Organization Theories in the Making

Exploring the leading-edge perspectives

Linda Rouleau

23 September 2022

ISBN: 9780198792024

224 pages
Hardback
234x156mm

Price: £35.00

This book aims to demonstrate how, over the last 25 years, the field of organization theories (OTs) has been providing stimulating, thoughtful, and innovative perspectives. It also invites graduate students and early career researchers to learn how recent theories view and portray the organization.

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This book aims to demonstrate how, over the last 25 years, the field of organization theories (OTs) has been providing stimulating, thoughtful, and innovative perspectives. It also invites graduate students and early career researchers to learn how recent theories view and portray the organization.

  • Targets the latest developments in organization theories (OTs)
  • "Hybrid" between generalist and specialist approaches—accessible for beginners while also introducing main debates and challenges at the cutting edge of the field
  • Offers a view of OTs that bridges the European and American traditions of research
  • Explores a diversity of paradigmatic approaches
  • Each chapter can be read independently and provides useful tools, such as synoptic overviews of each perspective, lists of relevant references, and illustrations from academic research
  • Can function as a fundamental resource for teaching OTs at post-graduate levels

About the Author(s)

Linda Rouleau, Professor, HEC Montreal

Linda Rouleau is professor of management at HEC Montreal where she is teaching strategic management and organization theories. She is a member of The Royal Society of Canada. Her research work focuses on strategic sensemaking, middle managers' processes and practices of strategizing, and on extreme contexts. She has co-edited the Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice. In recent years she has published in peer reviewed journals such as Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Accounting, Organization and Society, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Academy of Management Annals, etc. She is senior editor at Organization Studies.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: The Last 25 Years of Theorizing Organizations
    1:Central Debates in the Field of OTs
    2:Organizational Institutionalism
    3:Convention Analysis
    4:Network Analysis
    5:Knowledge Studies
    6:Discourse Studies
    7:Practice Studies
    8:Theorizing Organization In The Next 25 Years
    Afterword: Theorizing Organizations in a Turbulent World
    Index