Thinking Organization

Edited by Stephen Linstead, Alison Linstead

© 2005 – Routledge

276 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks

How do firms work? What networks are involved in driving organizations forward? This series presents titles which look at the dynamics of organizations and the particular effects of different types of business networks. It covers topics such as:

  • Industrial networks
  • Transaction cost economics
  • Organization theory
  • Change and information
  • New theories of the firm.

It considers both the economic, cultural and environmental factors that govern the success and failure of business networks and organizations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS085000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior