Organizational aesthetics, both as a body of theory and a method of inquiry, is a rapidly expanding area of the organizational sciences. The Aesthetics of Organization accessibly draws key contributions delineating the emerging parameters of the field. It explains the significance of concepts devised by postmodern thinkers, through which emerge meaning and order in organizations. Methodological problems associated with investigations of the aesthetic are also highlighted so the reader can identify and understand the importance of recent ideas on vision, perspective and periphery for learning in organizations. Through the contributions of leading international theorists, organizational aesthetics is defined in greater

The Rhythm of the Saints: Cultural Resistance, Popular Music and Collectivist Organization in Salvador, Bahia in Brazil1

The Rhythm of the Saints: Cultural Resistance, Popular Music and Collectivist Organization in Salvador, Bahia in Brazil1

The rhythm of the saints: Cultural resistance, popular music and collectivist organization in Salvador, Bahia in Brazil
StewartClegg

Introduction

The primary point of departure for this chapter was research done for the Karpin Commission of Inquiry into the ‘Leadership and Management Needs of Australian Industry for the Twenty-First Century’, published in 1995 as Enterprising Nation. The research task consisted of defining what an embryonic industry was, and then researching its leadership and management needs for the future. (A fuller account of the research may be found in Clegg et al., 1996.) The definition that we came up with said:

Embryonic industry is new and emerging. Its novelty lies in the application of ...

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