The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies, 1st Edition

  • Ann Langley
  • Haridimos Tsoukas
  • Published By: Sage UK
  • ISBN-10: 1473959195
  • ISBN-13: 9781473959194
  • DDC: 658
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 608 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released March 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This text provides a comprehensive and timely overview of process organization studies. It offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
1: Introduction: Process Thinking, Process Theorizing and Process Researching.
Process Philosophy.
2: Whitehead’s Process Relational Philosophy.
3: Henri Bergson: Toward a Philosophy of Becoming.
4: Gilles Deleuze and Process Philosophy.
5: James, Dewey, and Mead: On What Must Come Before All Our Inquiries.
Process Theory.
6: Contradictions, Dialectics, and Paradoxes.
7: The Practice Approach: For a Praxeology of Organisational and Management Studies.
8: Complexity Theory and Process Organization Studies.
9: Symbolic Interactionism.
10: Actor-Network Theory.
11: Ethnomethodology.
12: Discourse Theory.
13: Evolutionary Theory.
Process Methodology.
14: Ethnography and Organizational Processes.
15: Taking a Strong Process Approach to Analyzing Qualitative Process Data.
16: Sequential Analysis of Processes*.
17: Narratives and Processuality.
18: Composing a Musical Score for Academic–Practitioner Collaborative Research.
19: History in Process Organization Studies: What, Why, and How.
Process Applications.
20: A Process Perspective on Organizational Routines*.
21: Sensemaking, Simplexity, and Mindfulness.
22: A Temporal Understanding of the Connections Between Organizational Culture and Identity.
23: Institutions as Process.
24: Strategy as Practice, Process, and Institution: Turning Towards Activity.
25: Time, Temporality, and Process Studies.
26: Sustainability as Process.
27: Entrepreneurship as Process.
28: From the Process of Innovation to Innovation as Process.
29: Power and Process: the Production of ‘Knowing’ Subjects and ‘Known’ Objects.
30: Organizational Learning and Knowledge Processes: a Critical Review.
31: Leadership Process.
32: Organizational Communication as Process.
33: Materiality as an Organizing Process: Toward a Process Metaphysics for Material Artifacts.
34: Organization Design as Process.
35: Improvisation Processes in Organizations.
36: Cycles of Divergence and Convergence: Underlying Processes of Organization Change and Innovation.
Process Perspectives.
37: Process, Practices, and Organizational Competitiveness: Understanding Dynamic Capabilities Through a Process-Philosophical Worldview.
38: Process as the Becoming of Temporal Trajectory.
39: Deconstructing the Theoretical Language of Process Research: Metaphor and Metonymy in Interaction1.
40: Embedding Process: Situating Process in Work Relations.
41: Making Process Visible: Alternatives to Boxes and Arrows.
42: Truth and Process Studies.