The Aesthetic Turn in Management.

Minahan, Stella [Browse]
1st edition
London : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
1 online resource (582 pages) : illustrations


Summary note
"Organization students and scholars are able to trace the rise of aesthetics in management studies through the papers presented in this volume. The papers are arranged for individual review or thematic explorations of aesthetic thinking; including review papers and articles that focus on fashion, narrative, theatre, music and craft. This volume is a major contribution for those seeking alternatives to rational and positivist perspectives on management and who are willing to explore those alternatives beyond the usual disciplinary bases."--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Part, I The Aesthetic Turn: Arts and Appreciation in Organization and Management
  • chapter 1 Aesthetic Understanding of Organizational Life / Antonio Strati
  • chapter 2 Finding Form: Looking at the Field of Organizational Aesthetics / Steven S. Taylor Hans Hansen
  • chapter 3 Strategy Retold: Toward a Narrative View of Strategic Discourse / David Barry Michael Elmes
  • chapter 4 Organizational Kitsch / Stephen Linstead
  • chapter 5 The Labour of Aesthetics and the Aesthetics of Organization / Anne Witz Chris Warhurst Dennis Nickson
  • part, II Following and Framing Management Fashion
  • chapter 6 Rhetoric and Myth in Management Fashion / Alfred Kieser
  • chapter 7 A Fanatasy Theme Analysis of Peter Senge's Learning Organization / Bradley G. Jackson
  • chapter 8 Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter: The Popular Press and the Diffusion of Management Practices* / Carmelo Mazza José Luis Alvarez
  • chapter 9 Management Fashion as Image-Spectacle
  • The Production of Best-Selling Management Books / Timothy Clark David Greatbatch
  • part, III From Fashion to Fiction: Narrative and Storytelling Approaches
  • chapter 10 The Storytelling Organization: A Study of Story Performance in an Office-Supply Firm / David M. Boje
  • chapter 11 Organizational story and storytelling: a critical review / Mary E. Boyce
  • chapter 12 A Four Times Told Tale: Combining Narrative and Scientific Knowledge In Organization Studies / Barbara Czarniawska
  • chapter 13 Narratives of Organizational Identity and Identification: A Case Study of Hegemony and Resistance* / Michael Humphreys Andrew D. Brown
  • part, IV The Theatre and Performance of Management
  • chapter 14 Managing as a Performing Art / Iain L. Mangham
  • chapter 15 The Cultural Performance of Control / Rolland Munro
  • chapter 16 Playing the Part: Reflections on Aspects of Mere Performance in the Customer-Client Relationship / Heather Höpfl
  • chapter 17 From Dramaturgy to Theatre as Technology: The Case of Corporate Theatre* / Timothy Clark Iain Mangham
  • chapter 18 Spectacular metaphors
  • From theatre to cinema / Thomaz Wood
  • part, V Management Improvisation: Jazz and Beyond
  • chapter 19 Improvisation as a Mindset for Organizational Analysis / Karl E. Weick
  • chapter 20 Creativity and Improvisation in Jazz and Organizations: Implications for Organizational Learning / Frank J. Barrett
  • chapter 21 Towards a Theory of Organizational Improvisation: Looking Beyond the Jazz Metaphor / Ken Kamoche Miguel Pina e Cunha João Vieira da Cunha
  • chapter 22 The complexity of improvisation and the improvisation of complexity: Social science, art and creativity / Alfonso Montuori
  • part, VI Crafting Management and Management Studies
  • chapter 23 Crafting strategy / Henry Mintzberg
  • chapter 24 Crafting Organization / Julie Wolfram Cox Stella Minahan
  • chapter 25 Organization, Decoration / Julie Wolfram Cox Stella Minahan
  • chapter 26 Essai: On Paragrammatic Uses of Organizational Theory
  • A Provocation* / Yiannis Gabriel.
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