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Reframing Institutional Logics

Author : Alistair Mutch
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How are we to characterise the context in which organisations operate? The notion that organisational activity is shaped by institutional logics has been influential but it presents a number of problems. The criteria by which institutions are identified, the conflation of institutions with organisations, the enduring nature of those institutions and an exaggerated focus on change are all concerns that existing perspectives do not tackle adequately. This book uses the resources of historical work to suggest new ways of looking at institutional logics. It builds on the work of Roger Friedland who has conceived of institutional logics being animated by adherence to a core substance that is immanent in practices. Development of this idea in the context of organisation theory is supported by ideas drawn from the work of the social theorist Margaret Archer and the broader resources of the philosophical tradition of critical realism. Institutions are seen to emerge over time from the embodied relations of humans to each other and to the natural world on which they depend for material existence. Once emergent, institutions develop their own logics and endure to form the context in which agents are involuntarily placed and that conditions their activity. The approach adopted offers resources to ‘bring society back in’ to the study of organisations. The book will appeal to graduate students who are engaging with institutional theory in their research. It will also be of interest to scholars of institutional theory, of the history of organisations and those seeking to apply ideas from critical realism to their research.

Organizational Gamification

Author : Mikko Vesa
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This edited volume presents an interdisciplinary collection of texts that examine the practice of gamification, the use of game design elements in non-game contexts, specifically as an organization and management research problem. As we travel deeper into the twenty-first century, it is becoming increasingly clear the late modernity is re defining its take on games and play. Following what has been termed a general ludification or playification of society, corporations are beginning to see games and play as resources rather than as a wasteful practice. We are witnessing the emergence of the practice of gamificiation with the intention of mobilizing play’s motivational power for capitalist production. This book outlines both the essential "how tos" and also critically explores their links to diverse strands of organization theory such as institutionalism, business ethics, critical theory and organizational behavior. Gamification research has been mostly conducted within disciplines such as information studies, game studies and information systems science. This is a paradoxical state of affairs; whilst gamification aims at being a transformative intervention in work processes and practices and is being deployed as such by practitioners. This book will be of value to researchers, academics and students interested in management and organization studies.

Reframing Organizations

Author : Lee G. Bolman
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This best-selling classic explains how managers can use the powerful tool of "reframing"--looking at situations from a variety of vantage points--to build high-performance organizations. It consolidates key findings from organization theory into four practical perspectives.Free instructor's manual is available upon request on university or corporate letterhead. Specify course title and enrollment.

Academy of Management Learning and Education

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Reframing the Green Window

Author : Ian A. Bowles
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Reframing Bodies

Author : Roger Hallas
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DIVExamines how queer filmmakers and viedographers bore witness to the historical trauma of the AIDS epidemic in the late 1980s and 1990s./div

Reframing Reform

Author : Robert V. Carlson
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The goal of 'Reframing and Reforming' is to encourage 'frame experiments' based on a variety of perspectives on organizations and leadership. The literature reviewed in this text offers views on the need and potential for developing the ability to reframe our experiences.

Reframing the National Question in Central America

Author : Charles R. Hale
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Reframing Women s Health

Author : Alice Dan
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Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book presents an insightful exploration of the theoretical and practical advances in women's health care. The opening part examines the various shapes that a new framework in women's health might take. Such issues as using the male experience as the norm, reducing women to merely reproductive entities, and promoting the notion of biological primacy are addressed. In the second part, contributors carry the argument for reframing women's health into the sociopolitical arena, looking at women in the Third World and at integrating women's health into health care reform. Part Three examines significant issues dealing with reproduction and sexuality, while Part Four focuses on the impact of violence and

Reframing Latin America

Author : Erik Ching
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Providing an extensive introduction to cultural studies in general, regardless of chronological or geographic focus, and presenting provocative, essential readings from Latin American writers of the last two centuries, Reframing Latin America brings much-needed accessibility to the concepts of cultural studies and postmodernism. From Saussure to semiotics, the authors begin by demystifying terminology, then guide readers through five identity constructs, including nation, race, and gender. The readings that follow are presented with insightful commentary and encompass such themes as "Civilized Folk Marry the Barbarians" (including Jos� Mart�'s "Our America") and "Boom Goes the Literature: Magical Realism as the True Latin America?" (featuring Elena Garro's essay "It's the Fault of the Tlaxcaltecas"). Films such as Like Water for Chocolate are discussed in-depth as well. The result is a lively, interdisciplinary guide for theorists and novices alike.

Reframing Business

Author : Richard Normann
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In 1983 Richard Normann published the world's first book presenting an integrated framework on the management of service producing companies. Now he provides a new approach to strategy: an original way to think about organisations and create a different future. In this demanding but rewarding book he shows that providing organisations are prepared to rethink the way they do business they can occupy the competitive high ground of the future. To do this they must transform concepts and frameworks into action. * Provides new business models. * Shows companies how to reframe their business and take advantage of the opportunities created in the space of "unbundling and rebundling".

Enhancing Global Competitiveness Through Sustainable Environmental Stewardship

Author : Subhash C. Jain
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Papers from a conference organized by the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) at the University of Connecticut and the University of Memphis, held in Storrs, Conn., May 14-16, 2009.

The Impact of Organizational Culture in Faculty Relocation

Author : Shirley Ann-Hagberg Lundberg
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Bible Gender Sexuality

Author : James V. Brownson
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In Bible, Gender, Sexuality James Brownson argues that Christians should reconsider whether or not the biblical strictures against same-sex relations as defined in the ancient world should apply to contemporary, committed same-sex relationships. Presenting two sides in the debate -- "traditionalist" and "revisionist" -- Brownson carefully analyzes each of the seven main texts that appear to address intimate same-sex relations. In the process, he explores key concepts that inform our understanding of the biblical texts, including patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honor and shame. Central to his argument is the need to uncover the moral logic behind the biblical text. Written in order to serve and inform the ongoing debate in many denominations over the questions of homosexuality, Brownson's in-depth study will prove a useful resource for Christians who want to form a considered opinion on this important issue.

Institutional Change for Sustainable Development

Author : Robin Connor
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From these explorations, key principles for institutional change are identified, including the institutional accommodation of a sustainability discourse, the interdependence of normative and institutional change; reiteration and learning; integration in policy and practice; subsidiarity; and legal change." "Institutional Change for Sustainable Development will be of interest to researchers, policymakers and practitioners concerned with sustainability, resource management and environmental policy."--Jacket.

Reframing Governance

Author : Hemant R. Ojha
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Social Accountability in Communication

Author : Richard Buttny
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Much of our talk revolves around accounting for our own and other people's actions. We praise one person and blame another, justify our own actions, speculate on motives, tell and retell problematic events. This volume draws upon speech communication, sociology and social psychology to offer an original approach to such accounts. Richard Buttny examines social accountability within communication contexts that range from a therapy session to welfare and broadcast news interviews, from everyday conversation to discussions in a Zen monastery. Throughout his wide-ranging analysis of accounts talk, he integrates conversation analytic methods with social constructionism.

Reframing the Frame of Reason

Author : Ulrike Dünkelsbühler
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Korea in the Era of Post development and Globalization

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Multi level Governance and Institutional Change

Author : Enrico Gualini
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By examining Italian policies and patterns of state-local relationships, this book analyzes the impact of reform of EU regional and cohesion policies. Providing a contextual overview of European policy integration, it focuses on how the development of transnational policy making affect the relationships between nation-state and supra-national institutions. In doing so, it questions traditional assumptions of territorial sovereignty and introduces new factors of policy reform and institutional change.