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Neo-Industrial Organising Renewal by Action and Knowledge Formation in a Project-intensive Economy

    254 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Neo-Industrial Organising explores an emerging area of importance in management and organisation studies, namely the trend towards a projectization of the economy as a whole and the inter- and intra-organisational relations of renewal projects. By reporting on the experiences of twenty-five renewal projects from a wide variety of both local and international organisations, the authors develop a theoretical framework based on action and knowledge, in order to answer such key questions as: What is neo-industrial management? What does the future hold for organisations? How will institutions be formed? What effects will neo-industrial organising have on the individual and his/her work situation? Topics covered include:
    * industrial renewal, organisation and management
    * project management and temporary organisation
    * personnel recruitment, selection and training
    * societal infrastructure
    Distinctive, relevant and accessibly written, this book will interest researchers and students in the field of organisational behaviour.

    1. Neo-industrial organising - issues and challenges 2. Towards a project-intensive economy 3. Shortcomings of present theorising about permanent and temporary organisations 4. The project landscape - our empirical base 5. Action formation in temporary and permanent organisations 6. Knowledge formation in permanent and temporary organisations 7. Marrying action and knowledge formation in 25 renewal projects 8. Neo-industrial managing 9. Neo-industrial organising - implications and prospects Bibliography Index


    Eskil Ekstedt, Rolf A. Lundin, Anders Soderholm, Hans Wirdenius