Thinking Organization

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Stephen Linstead, Alison Linstead
Psychology Press, 2005 - 260 pages
Are organizations good to think with? : thinking things through and thinking through things / Stephen Linstead and Alison Linstead -- Back to the roots of the linguistic turn : arguments against causal social research reconsidered / -- Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila and Eero Vaara -- Language and landscape : toward new architectures of thought / Anne Wallemacq, Jean-Marie Jacques -- Glissement : gaming with(out) the Matrix / Hugo Letiche and Joachim Maier -- The myth of organization / Iain Munro -- On the applicability and diffusion of alien concepts to organizational analysis : some criteria for inter-domain conceptual transfer / Loizos Heracleous and Martin Fellenz -- Construct objectification and de-objectification in organization theory / William McKinley -- Questions in knowledge management : some philosophical reflections / Frits Schipper -- The odyssey of instrumental rationality : confronting the enlightenment's interior other / Donncha Kavanagh, Carmen Kuhling, Kieran Keohane -- Rough magic : screens / Steven Connor -- Suits you, sir : that obscure desire of objects / Robert Grafton Small -- Refocusing : A Bergsonian approach to organisation / Stephen Linstead -- The becoming of becoming : what can philosophy do for organization theory? / Martin Brigham.
 

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Contents

arguments
17
towards new architectures
39
gaming without the matrix
62
The mythic foundations of organization
81
On the applicability of alien concepts to organisational
97
Construct objectification and deobjectification
112
some philosophical
136
confronting
157
screens
183
a Bergsonian approach to organization 201 12 Refocusing a Bergsonian approach to organization
201
The becoming of organization and the organization
218
thinking on the need for philosophy
247
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Stephen Linstead is Professor of Organizational Analysis and Director of Research at Durham Business School. He has published widely on organizational aesthetics, language, philosophy, qualitative methodology, gender and sexuality and is the author of Text/Work (Routledge 2003). He is an Academician at the Academy of the Social Sciences and co-edits the journal Culture and Organization.

Alison Linstead is Senior Lecturer in Critical Management and Director of the PhD programme in the Department of Management Studies at the University of York. She is the co-author of Organization and Identity (also with Stephen Linstead, Routledge 2005) and has published in several journals on issues including organizational change and poststructuralist feminism.

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