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Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Tor Hernes and Sally Maitlis

Abstract

This book is the first in a series of volumes which explore perspectives on process theories, an emerging approach to the study of organizations that focuses on (understanding) activities, interactions, and change as essential properties of organizations rather than structures and state — an approach which prioritizes activity over product, change over persistence, novelty over continuity, and expression over determination. Process and sensemaking may be seen as mutually interlocking phenomena and, as such, are cornerstones in process thinking, This book brings together contributions from an i ... More

Keywords: process theories, activities, interactions, change, experssion, novelty, organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199594566
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tor Hernes, editor
Copenhagen Business School

Sally Maitlis, editor
Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia