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.
Co-Producing Knowledge and the Challenges of International Collaborative Research
Contemporary writing on the natural, social and management sciences indicates some fundamental changes in the social production of knowledge (Gibbons et al., 1994; Ziman, 1994; Pettigrew, 1997b; Nowotny et al., 2001). The changes include who is involved in the production of knowledge, the process of knowledge production and types of available knowledge, new levels of international collaboration in research, and new settings and opportunities for knowledge production, dissemination and use. This thesis of a change in the character of knowledge production rests on a broad-ranging theoretical and empirical argument. Nowotny et al. (2001) characterize this as a co-evolutionary process between science and society. The elements of the ...