Debating Organization: Point-Counterpoint in Organization Studies

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Robert Westwood, Stewart Clegg
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 4, 2009 - Business & Economics - 424 pages
This volume introduces readers to the central debates of organization studies through a series of 'point' and 'counterpoint' debates by major figures in the field.

  • Introduces readers to the central tensions and debates of organization studies.
  • Celebrates the productive heterogeneity of the field by placing competing perspectives side by side.
  • Includes contributions from major figures in the field.
  • Structured in an innovative 'point' and 'counterpoint' format.
 

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Contents

Dissensus Politics and Paradigms
1
PART I Foundations
43
Discipline or Field?
45
Can Organization Studies make the Transition?
47
Exploring Past Present and Future Trends
73
3 Ontology
83
On the Ontological Status of Organizations
84
Organization as Worldmaking
98
7b Discourse or Institution? Institutional Theory and the Challenge of Critical Discourse Analysis
220
8 Globalization
232
Globalization as Process
234
8b Globalization and the Organizations of Exclusion in Advanced Capitalism
252
PART III Structure and Culture
271
9 Structure
273
9a Organization
275
9b Disorganization
283

4 Epistemology
114
4a Position Statement for Positivism
116
4b Social Constructionism and Organization Studies
128
5 Methodology
140
A Constructivist Account of Objectivity in Organization Theory
142
Pursuing Subjective Authenticity in Organizational Research
156
PART II Frames
181
6 Organization Environment
183
The Infrastructure of Organizing
184
Institutional Theory and Enactment
195
7 Power and Institutions
208
Towards a more Critical Institutional Perspective
210
10 Culture
298
10a The Case for Culture
300
The Case for Culture as Process
311
PART IV Identity and Relationships
321
11 Gender and Identity
323
Theorizing Gender and Organizing
325
12 Trust
339
12a The Virtues of Prudent Trust
341
12b Foold with Hope Men favour the Deceit or Can we Trust in Trust?
356
Notes on Altercation
368
Index
380
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About the author (2009)

Robert Westwood is Reader/Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Business School. He is the co-editor of The Language of Organization (2001), Hong Kong Management and Labour: Continuity and Change (1999) and the editor of Organizational Behaviour: Southeast Asian Perspectives (1992). Westwood is also an associate editor of the journal Culture and Organisation and on the editorial board of Organization Studies.


Stewart Clegg is Professor of Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is the author or editor of many books, including Frameworks of Power (1989), Modern Organizations (1990) and the Handbook of Organization Studies (1996), which won the George R. Terry Book Award of the American Academy of Management for 'most outstanding contribution to management knowledge' in 1997.

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