Edition: 1, 2006
This book aims to scrutinize the quality of organization concepts, such as the "learning organization," "self-managing teams-50," "organizational culture and climate," "customer-friendly organizations," "old and new leadership approaches," etc., by checking how concepts have been - and are being - defined and constructed, as well as the quality of the frameworks (theories, paradigms) to which they are connected. Where is this proliferation and variation of concepts taking us, theoretically and practically? What is the value of these concepts? Do they increase our understanding, have they any analytical power and/or are they of practical use?
Advances in Organization Studies, Vol. 18
Series editors: Stewart R. Clegg & Ralph E. Stablein
Advances in Organization Studies is a channel for cutting edge theoretical and empirical works of high quality, that contributes to the field of organizational studies. The series welcomes thought-provoking ideas, new perspectives and neglected topics from researchers within a wide range of disciplines and geographical locations