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Czarniawska presents students, academics, and researchers working inmanagement studies, business administration, sociology, ethnology, and political science with the second edition of her argument for theprocessual view of organizing, combining recent theoretical developments and results from several recent field studies. The mainbody of her text is organized in eleven chapters, covering the construction and reconstruction of action nets, narrating organizingand organizing narratives, leadership as service, and a variety of other related subjects. Czarniawska is a faculty member of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This new edition of 'A Theory of Organizing' continues to promote a processual view of organizing, and presents a theory developed by combining multiple field studies with recent theoretical insights. The author defends the constructionist perspective from idealist interpretations, demonstrating how people and machines collaborate in constructing action nets, which eventually produce both the global economy and its local translations. Helped by information technologies, global ideas travel across the world - in physical space and in cyberspace, over national, sectorial and organizational borders, within and outside organizations - and are then translated into local practices.