Drawing on both analytical and continental traditions, this thought-provoking book takes a balanced look at the contributions philosophy can make to improving our understanding of what it means to organize.
The essays consider three areas: representing organization, knowing organization, and the becoming of organization. With originality and flair, the contributors make a powerful case for the need for a new philosophy of management and organization.
Table of Contents
Some Thoughts on the Contributors. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part 1: Representing Organization Part 2: 'Knowing' Organization
Stephen Linstead is Professor of Organizational Analysis and Director of Research at Durham Business School. He has published widely on organizational aesthetics, language, philosophy, qualitative methodology, gender and sexuality and is the author of Text/Work (Routledge 2003). He is an Academician at the Academy of the Social Sciences and co-edits the journal Culture and Organization.
Alison Linstead is Senior Lecturer in Critical Management and Director of the PhD programme in the Department of Management Studies at the University of York. She is the co-author of Organization and Identity (also with Stephen Linstead, Routledge 2005) and has published in several journals on issues including organizational change and poststructuralist feminism.