The Civilized Organization

Norbert Elias and the future of organization studies

Editors
| University of Maastricht
| Free University of Amsterdam
| University of Exeter
| Loughborough University
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This book brings a major new resource to organization studies: the work of Norbert Elias. By applying his ideas in a critical but sympathetic way, the authors provide a new perspective on the never-ending stream of management fads and fashions. Standing back and taking a more detached perspective, inspired by the work of Norbert Elias (1897-1990), it becomes clear that many 'new' types of organizations are often variations on an old theme.
Elias gives us considerable purchase on current debates through his emphasis on long-term historical perspectives, his highlighting of issues of power, emotion and subjectivity, his interweaving of analysis at the level of the state, the organization, groups, and individuals, his alternative 'take' on issues of agency and structure, and his relevance to a wide range of current organization theories.
The contributions show the current relevance of Elias's work in numerous fields of organizational analysis such as the sociology of finance and markets, the comparative and cross-cultural study of organization, comparative management development, organizational meetings, organizational boundaries, gossip and privacy in organizations, emotion in organizations, and the significance of humiliation within organizations.
It is, indeed, "time for Elias"!

[Advances in Organization Studies, 10]  2002.  xxviii, 252 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Norbert Elias and the civilized organization
Tim Newton and Dennis Smith
vii–xxviii
Part I: Organizing Discourse
1–2
1. The development of meeting behaviour in modern organizations and the rise of an upper class of professional chairpersons
Wilbert van Vree
3–24
2. Blame and praise gossip in organizations: Established, outsiders and the civilising process
Joseph Soeters and Ad van Iterson
25–40
3. The humiliating organisation: The functions and dysfunctions of degradation
Dennis Smith
41–57
Part II: Negotiating Boundaries
59–60
4. About individual autonomy and the relational self: The performance of privacy in contemporary organizations
Marja Gastelaars
61–83
5. Figurational sociology, monopolization and corporate governance
Ruud Stokvis
85–98
6. Boundary behaviour and organizational dynamics
Tor Hernes
99–115
Part III: Crossing Cultures
117–118
7. From the socio-historical macro model to organizational behaviour: A comparative study of coordination in organisations in France and Germany
Tatiana Globokar
119–130
8. The evolution of management theories in China: An Eliasian analysis
Stephen Chen
131–149
9. Cultivating Indian management: Institutions, subjectivity, and the nature of knowledge
Nidhi Srinivas
151–169
Part IV: Theorizing Practice
171–172
10. Norbert Elias as organizational sociologist
Willem Mastenbroek
173–188
11. Elias, organizatons and ecology
Tim Newton
189–204
12. Management and organization: Does Elias give us something to hold on to?
Willem Mastenbroek
205–218
Notes
219–224
References
225–246
Index
247–255
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Philosophy

Philosophy
BIC Subject: KJM – Management & management techniques
BISAC Subject: BUS085000 – BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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