Modern Organizations and Emerging Conundrums: Exploring the Postindustrial Subculture of the Third Millenium

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Lexington Books, 1999 - Business & Economics - 396 pages
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The contributors to this book review the postindustrial subculture, emphasizing cross-disciplinary and cross-contextual inquiry, a central idiom of postindustrial organizational life. The essays consider alternative methods of understanding media that add variety to "meanings" within and without organizations. This multi-method approach in the search for meaning and the limits of words and symbols to express meaning generates a personally interpretive basis to science.
 

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EMERGING CONUNDRUMS IN MODERN ORGANIZATIONS EXPLORING THE POSTINDUSTRIAL SUBCULTURE OF THE THIRD MILLEN...
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IN SEARCH OF WHAT IS LEFT OUT IN THE MEDIUM OF WORDS
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SECTION ONE
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THE COMPLEX CULTURE OF INTERNATIONAL PROJECT TEAMS
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THE SUBCULTURE OF INTERNATIONAL WORK TEAMS TOWARD INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CULTURES?
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UNDERSTANDING MULTICULTURAL ACQUISITIONS THROUGH AMBIGUITY AND COMMUNICATION
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ASIAN MODERNITY OR CREOLIZATION WITH WEBER TO SINGAPORE AND BACK AGAIN
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SECTION SUMMARY WHEN SUBCULTURES MEET
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SECTION FOUR
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MODERN AND POSTMODERN CULTURAL THEMES AND STRUCTURES IN BRITISH RADIO DRAMA
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EYE OF THE CAMERA AN EXPLORATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE AS PORTRAYED ON TELEVISION
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EURO DISNEY A CROSSCULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE?
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SYMBOLINTENSIVE ORGANIZATIONS MANAGEMENT IN THE AGE OF METAPHOR AND RHETORIC
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THE BUSINESS OF MEDIA ORGANIZING CARNIVAL BY THE NEW ENTREPRENEURS
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SECTION SUMMARY MEDIA AND CARNIVAL
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SECTION FIVE
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SECTION TWO
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MASTERS OF SYMBOL MY TRAVELS IN THOUGHT AND WORK LIFE IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
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THE SEXY BIOTECHNOLOGY A POSTMODERN PHENOMENOLOGICAL OBSERVATION OF CONTRADICTION AND MEANING
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RESEARCHING THE EXPERIENCE OF WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT ACROSS CULTURES A FEMINIST STANDPOINT APPROACH
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TEXT GENDER AND FUTURE REALITIES
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ACCOUNTING FOR THE CAPRICES OF MADNESS NARRATIVE FICTION AS A MEANS OF ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSCENDENCE
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SECTION SUMMARY METHODS OF ENGAGING SUBCULTURES
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SECTION THREE
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DANCES WITH SHADOWS DANCE CLUBS MIRRORED BALLS AND REFLECTED PLEASURES
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USING CATEGORIES TO PROVIDE CUSTOMIZED SERVICE MEANINGS CREATED IN SKI RESORT SUBCULTURES
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CAPTURING MEMORIES THE TOURIST EXPERIENCE
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ART AS LIFELIFE AS ART THE EMBEDEDNESS OF ART IN LIFE AND LIFE IN ART IN POSTMODERNITY
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SECTION SUMMARY SERVICE INTIMACY LEISURE
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LOOSE LINKS AND TIGHT ATTACHMENTS MODES OF EMPLOYMENT AND MEANINGMAKING IN A CHANGING LABOR MARKET
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COMPETITION THE STRUCTURING OF POSTINDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE
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TOO SCATTERED TO PROVIDE A CRITICAL MASS? WOMEN AND MANAGERIALISM IN TWO UK UNIVERSITIES
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THE ROAD AND THE STREAM ON THE METHOD OF CROSSING OVER TO A WET CULTURE
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SECTION SUMMARY LOOSE CONNECTIONS BELONGINGNESS AND COMMUNITY
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SECTION SIX
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SERVANTS OF GREED POST INDUSTRIAL SUBCULTURES FROM A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE
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YOGIC PRINCIPLES AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
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THE RETURN OF THE INVISIBLE HAND
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BATTLING WITH THE GODS WORKERS MANAGEMENT AND THE DEITIES OF POSTINDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT CULTURE
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PERSONAL MEANING AND EXPLOITATION
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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
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Richard A. Goodman is Co-Chair of the Strategy and Organization Faculty at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. He has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, the Rotterdam Business School, and the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.

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