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Styles of Organizing: The Will to Form

Gibson Burrell


This book presents a provocative and challenging approach to the study of organizations, aiming to move beyond the two-dimensionality of much organizational thinking and present more complex 3-D models, which allow for the ‘intractions’ of apparently disparate perspectives. The book aims to illuminate organization theory by discussing its interrelationship with key features of economics, architecture, aesthetics, design of the built environment, and associated artwork. It argues that by their shared ‘definitions’, these areas of social science and the humanities are struggling with the same is ... More

Keywords: organizations, intractions, will to form, styles of organizing, human knowledge, definitions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199671625
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199671625.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gibson Burrell, author
Professor of Organization Theory, University of Leicester

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