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For formal organization : the past in the present and future of organization theory / Paul du Gay and Signe Vikkelsø.

Author:
Du Gay, Paul [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • ©2017
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
vi, 211 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"This book focuses on the state of organization theory, its purpose, object, and practical relevance. In recent years, disquiet has mounted within the field of organizational analysis, broadly defined, about the overly theoretical and/or anti-organizational state of organization theory and its consequent lack of practical purchase, not least in the light of pressing economic, social and political concerns that are often profoundly organizational in nature. The book argues that predominant contemporary modes of theorising within the field, and in particular the stance associated with them, have had the effect of occluding and dissolving organization theory's core object - formal organization - and, as a consequence, dissipating its practical focus and reach. The book seeks to contribute to the goal of reviving organization theory as a practical science of organizing and rehabilitating its core object 'formal organization' through a re-examination and re-assessment of the outlook, comportment and attitude - stance - animating its classical antecedents."-- Dust jacket flap.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-204) and index.
Subject(s):
Organizational sociology [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780198705123
  • 0198705123
LCCN:
2016937257
OCLC:
949771051
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