ReThinking Management: Perspectives and Impacts of Cultural by Wendelin Küpers, Stephan Sonnenburg, Martin Zierold

By Wendelin Küpers, Stephan Sonnenburg, Martin Zierold

This ebook assembles multi-disciplinary contributions to delve deeper into ReThinking administration. the 1st half presents a few foundational concerns and inspirations. additional chapters supply extra particular hyperlinks to the humanities and creativity sectors in addition to empirical examine and case reflections. ReThinking administration pursues the most concept that administration concept isn't really in basic terms a sub-discipline of economics, yet particularly a cross-disciplinary and important box of analysis and perform, with a decidedly cultural viewpoint. whereas wondering the prestige and practices of traditional administration, the publication opens up for brand new understandings, turns and perspectives.

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See the stimulating essay on the importance of improvisional performance (including storytelling) for brand communication in social media, even claiming an “improvisational turn”, Singh and Sonnenburg (2012: 195). Cultural Turns: A Matter of Management? 37 condition of liminality”). The drama metaphor used here includes the notion of conflicts and tensions with an open ending, a notion specifically elaborated by Victor Turner (1982) in his concept of “social drama”. The notion of liminality could also be central for management studies in another sense.

Such spaces bring actors into boundary situations that trigger moments of creative thinking and emergence. Consider the event of a business dinner (Sturdy et al. 2006): It suspends the organizational routine, blurs the boundaries between work/leisure, official/private spheres, which provides a liminal space for informal discussion of business. Business dinners can potentially create productive and innovative spaces between work and home, business and pleasure. , and from representations to everyday habits and practices” (Valtonen and Viejola 2011: 176; Harwood and ElManstrly 2005).

Ed. McGraw-Hill. Humphries, C. T. (2014): Talking objects: Towards a post-social research framework for exploring object narratives. In: Organization 21(4), 477-494. Keulen, S. and Kroeze, R. (2012): Understanding management gurus and historical narratives: The benefits of a historic turn in management and organization studies. In: Management and Organizational History 7(2), 171-189. Küpers, W. (2011): Dancing on the limen: Embodied and creative inter-spaces as thresholds of be(com)ing: Phenomenological perspectives on liminality and transitional spaces in organisation and leadership.

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