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A Process Theory of Organization

Tor Hernes

Abstract

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 process theory 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 ... More

Keywords: process theory, events, temporality, structure, articulation, heterogeneity, living present, connectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199695072
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695072.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tor Hernes, author
Professor; Adjunct Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business; Vestfold University College, Norway