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Title The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox
Author Wendy K. Smith
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2017-09-14
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9780198754428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The notion of paradox dates back to ancient philosophy, yet only recently have scholars started to explore this idea in organizational phenomena. Two decades ago, a handful of provocative theorists urged researchers to take seriously the study of paradox, and thereby deepen our understanding of plurality, tensions, and contradictions in organizational life. Studies of organizational paradox have grown exponentially over the past two decades, canvassing varied phenomena, methods, and levels of analysis. These studies have explored such tensions as today and tomorrow, global integration and local distinctions, collaboration and competition, self and others, mission and markets. Yet even with both the depth and breadth of interest in organizational paradoxes, key issues around definitions and application remain. This handbook seeks to aid, engage, and fuel the expanding interest in organizational paradox. Contributions to this volume depict how paradox studies inform, and are informed, by other theoretical perspectives, while creating a resource that enables scholars to learn about and apply this lens across varied organizational phenomena. The increasing complexity, volatility, and ambiguity in our world continually surfaces paradoxical dynamics. Thus, this handbook offers insights to scholars across organizational theory.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship
Author Kim S. Cameron
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2013-05-02
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 1106
ISBN 9780199989959
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Revised edition of: Oxford handbook of positive psychology and work / edited by P. Alex Linley, Susan Harrington, Nicola Garcea. -- Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Group and Organizational Learning
Author Linda Argote
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2020
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 704
ISBN 9780190263362
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well being
Author Susan Cartwright
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 602
ISBN 9780199211913
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This handbook focuses on organizational well being in its widest sense, and is concerned with reviewing the factors which are associated with ill health, as well as those which promote positive health and well being. In it, leading international scholars focus on the key issues around measuring well being, and individual and organizational factors.

Title The Oxford Handbook of the Learning Organization
Author Anders Örtenblad
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2020-01-12
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9780198832355
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The concept of the 'learning organization' is one of the most popular management ideas of the last few decades. Since it was conceived as an idea in its own right, it has been given various definitions and meanings, such that we are still faced with the question as to whether any unified understanding of what the learning organization really is can be established. This Handbook offers extensive reviews of both new and traditional perspectives on the concept and provides suggestions for how the learning organization can best be defined, practiced, studied, and developed in future research. With contributions from long-standing scholars in the field as well as those new to the area, this book aims to bridge the gap between traditional and more critical perspectives, and in doing so find alternative features and angles to take the idea forward. In addition to elaborating on and developing older definitions of the learning organization and suggesting updated and even new definitions, the chapters also provide focused explorations on pertinent aspects of the learning organization such as ambidexterity, gender inclusivity, and systems thinking. They also survey organizations that have made efforts towards becoming learning organizations, how the learning organization can best be measured and studied, and the universality of the idea itself. Some of the questions raised in this book are answered, or at least given tentative answers, while other questions are left open. In this way, the book has the ambition to take the learning organization an important step further, whilst having no intentions to take any final step; instead, the intention is that others will endeavour to continue where this book stops.

Title Research Handbook on Organizational Resilience
Author Edward H. Powley
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date 2020-08-28
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781788112215
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Research Handbook identifies how resilience has evolved as a critical theoretical concept in the organizational sciences. International resilience scholars conceptualize and explore the various ways resilience can be embedded in theory and practice, offering new and updated perspectives on the importance of resilience in multiple contexts.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Identities in Organizations
Author Andrew D. Brown
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2020-01-09
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 944
ISBN 9780192561947
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Conceived as the meanings that individuals attach to their selves, a substantial stockpile of theory related to identities accumulated across the arts, social sciences, and humanities over many decades continues to nourish contemporary research on self-identities in organizations. In times which are more reflexive, narcissistic, and fluid, the identities of participants in organizations are increasingly less fixed and less certain, making identity issues both more salient and more interesting. Particular attention has been given to processes of identity construction, often styled 'identity work'. Research has focused on how, why, and when such processes occur, and their implications for organizing and individual, group, and organizational outcomes. This has resulted in a burgeoning stream of research from discursive, dramaturgical, symbolic, socio-cognitive, and psychodynamic perspectives that most often casts individuals' efforts to fabricate identities as intentional, relational, and consequential. Seemingly intractable debates centred on the nature of identities - their relative stability or fluidity, whether they are best regarded as coherent or fractured, positive (or not), and how they are fabricated within relations of power - combined with other conceptual issues continue to invigorate the field. However, these debates have also led to some scepticism regarding the future potential of identities research. Yet as the chapters in this Handbook demonstrate, there are considerable grounds for optimism that identity, as root metaphor, nexus concept, and means to bridge levels of analysis has significant potential to generate multiple compelling streams of theorizing in organization and management studies.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation
Author Marshall Scott Poole
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2021-05-25
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 960
ISBN 9780198845973
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Why and what organizations change is generally well known; how organizations change is therefore the central focus of this Handbook. Leading scholars focus on processes of change and the factors that influence these processes, with the organization as the central unit of analysis.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory
Author Haridimos Tsoukas
Publisher Oxford Handbooks
Release Date 2005
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 644
ISBN 0199275254
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides a forum for leading scholars in organization theory to engage in meta-theoretical reflection on the historical development, present state and future prospects of organization theory as a scientific discipline. The central question explored is the epistemological status of organization theory as a policy science. This is a meta-theoretical question; the object of analysis and debate in this volume is not a set of organizational phenomena, but organization theory itself. By drawing attention to organization theory as a practical social activity, this book reviews and evaluates important epsitemological developments in the discipline. More specifically, the focus is on issues related to the nature of knowledge claims put forward in organization theory and the controversies surrounding the generation, validation and utilization of such knowledge. About the Series Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.

Title The Microstructure of Organizations
Author Phanish Puranam
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2018-06-21
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780199672363
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book synthesizes a decade of research by the author into the fundamental issues in organization design and presents it in the form of a new perspective - known as the micro-structural perspective.The micro-structural approach to organization design aims to both expand and narrow current thinking. It takes an expansive view on the kinds of phenomena that can be studied in terms of organization design: besides traditional topics like inter-divisional collaboration, subsidiary-headquarterrelationships, and re-organizations, this approach has also been used to fruitfully analyse cross-functional teams, strategic partnerships, buyer-supplier relations, alliance networks, mega-projects, post-merger integration, business groups, open source communities, and crowdsourcing. At the same time, the micro-structural approach narrows our focus by abstracting away from the variety and complexity of organizations to a few fundamental and universal problems of organizing (that relate to how they aggregate their members' efforts), as well as a few reusable building blocks,called micro-structures (which capture common patterns of interaction between members of an organization). The complexity and variety of organization designs, this approach claims, can be understood in terms of these simpler elements. The author provides concepts, tools, and methodologies for this new perspective. The book will be of interest to researchers and PhD students in management, organization science, and strategy.

Title Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation
Author Marshall Scott Poole
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2004-08-26
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 456
ISBN 9780199881192
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In a world of organizations that are in constant change scholars have long sought to understand and explain how they change. This book introduces research methods that are specifically designed to support the development and evaluation of organizational process theories. The authors are a group of highly regarded experts who have been doing collaborative research on change and development for many years.

Professionalizing Leadership by Barbara Kellerman

Title Professionalizing Leadership
Author Barbara Kellerman
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2018-02-02
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780190695804
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over the last 40 years, the leadership industry has grown exponentially. Yet leadership education, training, and development still fall far short. Moreover, leaders are demeaned, degraded, and derided as they never were before. Why? The problem is leadership has stayed stuck. It has remained an occupation instead of becoming a profession. Unlike medicine and law, leadership has no core curriculum considered essential. It has no widely agreed on metric, or criteria for qualification. And it has no professional association to oversee the conduct of its members or assure minimum standards. Professionalizing Leadership looks to a past in which learning to lead was the most important of eruditions. It looks to a present in which learning to lead is as effortless as ubiquitous. And it looks to a future in which learning to be a leader might look different altogether - it might resemble the far more rigorous process of learning to be a doctor or a lawyer. As it stands now, the military is the only major American institution that gets it right. It assumes leadership is a profession that requires those who practice it to be taught in accordance with high professional standards. Barbara Kellerman draws on the military experience specifically to develop a template for learning how to lead generally. Leadership in the first quarter of the present century is different from what it was even in the last quarter of the past century - which is why leadership taught casually and carelessly should no longer suffice. Professionalizing Leadership addresses precisely the problem of how to prepare leaders in accordance with professional norms. It provides the template necessary for transforming leadership from dubious occupation to respectable profession.

Polarity Management by Barry Johnson

Title Polarity Management
Author Barry Johnson
Publisher Human Resource Development
Release Date 1992
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 267
ISBN 0874251761
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

University level text. Some complex problems simply do not have "solutions." The key to being an effective leader is being able to recognize and manage such problems. Polarity Management presents a unique model and set of principles that will challenge you to look at situations in new ways. Also included are exercises to strengthen your skills, and case studies to help you begin applying the model to your own unsolvable problems.

Title The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism
Author Royston Greenwood
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 2017-05-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 928
ISBN 9781526415059
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The second edition of the bestselling The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism has been thoroughly revised with new chapters added, bringing together extensive coverage of aspects of Institutional Theory.

The Oxford Handbook Of Modern Greek Politics by Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics Kevin Featherstone

Title The Oxford Handbook of Modern Greek Politics
Author Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics Kevin Featherstone
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2020-09-15
Category
Total Pages 720
ISBN 9780198825104
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume is the authoritative Handbook guide to the development of Greek politics, economy, and society from the period of the fall of the Colonels' Regime (1974) to the present day, including the causes and consequences of the crisis in Greece and the aftermath of the crisis, in comparative and historical perspective.

Title The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies
Author Ann Langley
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 2016-07-22
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 678
ISBN 9781473959217
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume 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. The Handbook is divided into five sections: Part One: Process Philosophy Part Two: Process Theory Part Three: Process Methodology Part Four: Process Applications Part Five: Process Perspectives

Title The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Psychology
Author Steve W. J. Kozlowski
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2012-06-14
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 1427
ISBN 9780199928309
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Organizational psychology is the science of psychology applied to work and organizations. In two volumes comprising 42 chapters written by 69 leading scholars in the field, The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Psychology is a landmark publication that rigorously compiles knowledge in organizational psychology to date, encapsulates key topics of research and application, summarizes important research findings, and identifies innovative directions for research and practice.

Infinity Causation And Paradox by Alexander R. Pruss

Title Infinity Causation and Paradox
Author Alexander R. Pruss
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2018-07-26
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9780192538284
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Infinity is paradoxical in many ways. Some paradoxes involve deterministic supertasks, such as Thomson's Lamp, where a switch is toggled an infinite number of times over a finite period of time, or the Grim Reaper, where it seems that infinitely many reapers can produce a result without doing anything. Others involve infinite lotteries. If you get two tickets from an infinite fair lottery where tickets are numbered from 1, no matter what number you saw on the first ticket, it is almost certain that the other ticket has a bigger number on it. And others center on paradoxical results in decision theory, such as the surprising observation that if you perform a sequence of fair coin flips that goes infinitely far back into the past but only finitely into the future, you can leverage information about past coin flips to predict future ones with only finitely many mistakes. Alexander R. Pruss examines this seemingly large family of paradoxes in Infinity, Causation and Paradox. He establishes that these paradoxes and numerous others all have a common structure: their most natural embodiment involves an infinite number of items causally impinging on a single output. These paradoxes, he argues, can all be resolved by embracing 'causal finitism', the view that it is impossible for a single output to have an infinite causal history. Throughout the book, Pruss exposits such paradoxes, defends causal finitism at length, and considers connections with the philosophy of physics (where causal finitism favors but does not require discretist theories of space and time) and the philosophy of religion (with a cosmological argument for a first cause).

Title Justification Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations
Author Charlotte Cloutier
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Release Date 2017-05-31
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781787143791
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume explores how mobilizing Boltanski and Thévenot’s economies of worth framework, and its associated concepts of justification, evaluation and critique, help address questions regarding the premises and dynamics of coordinated action, both within and across organizations, and by so doing help advance our understanding.

Title A Process Theory of Organization
Author Tor Hernes
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2014-05-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780191664731
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book presents a novel and comprehensive process theory of organization applicable to 'a world on the move', where connectedness prevails over size, flow prevails over stability, and temporality prevails over spatiality.The framework developed in the book draws upon process thinking in a number of areas, including process philosophy, pragmatism, phenomenology, and science and technology studies. Salient ideas from these schools are carefully woven into a process theory of organization, which makes the book not only a thought provoking theoretical contribution, but also a much-needed glimpse into the challenges of organizing in a complex and moving world. Taking a distinctly temporal view of organizational life the author shows how actors continually carve out their temporal existence from being in the flow of time. This on-going work, in which technologies, concepts, and social actors take part, is crucial for the making of any type of organizational formation. A key construct of the book is that of events, which provide force, movement, and historicity to organizational life. The book is suitable for scholars and advanced level students in organization studies, management studies, technology studies, and sociology. It contains a number of practical examples to illustrate the theoretical framework.