This book presents novel theoretical ideas and empirical findings where the fields of strategizing and organizing meet. At this boundary lie many of the most crucial theoretical and practical issues for management and managing. Innovative Forms of Organizing, the eagerly awaited sequel to The Innovating Organization (SAGE, 2000), draws upon the comprehensive data sets of the INFORM programme of research, to examine the development of innovative forms of organizing and company performance in organizations across Europe, Japan and the United States. Innovative Forms of Organizing establishes and develops three strong themes: organizing and strategizing; complementarities, change and performance; and the management of dualities in the modern corporation. The book then discusses the implications of its presented ideas for strategizing/organizing in the 21st century firm and the challenges for management researchers of conducting large scale, international comparative research. Innovative Forms of Organizing thereby illustrates 21st Century management research in 21st Century organizations across Europe, Japan and the USA. This seminal international study will be a classic in the field for years to come for scholars and policy makers in academia, business and government who are interested in strategy, organization and international management.
Innovative Forms of Organizing: Progress, Performance and Process
Modesty and care are important attributes for any scholar, but they are particularly crucial for scholars of change. Most big questions of innovation and change require the perspective of the comparative historian to even begin to find proximate answers. And yet as scholars of contemporary innovation, we are impatient to find answers to questions which, in the haze of the present, are as difficult to pose as they are to answer. These difficulties, which we openly recognize, have not inhibited us from asking some big questions about the form, character, processes and conse-quences of organizational innovation at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Crucially our empirical inquiries have ...