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 Aesthetics of Reticence: Collections and Recollections

The Aesthetics of Reticence: Collections and Recollections

The aesthetics of reticence: Collections and recollections

Remembrances and Resentments

In 1971, I returned from university to my home town in the north west of England. Runcorn, though those who know it now as a sprawling over-spill town for Liverpool will find it hard to believe this, was built on an old river crossing at the narrow point of the River Mersey where Ethelfleda had built a fort to protect the river from invasion by the Danes in the ninth century. Rum Cofa is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. In the eighteenth century it boasted a spa and prospered from the river traffic that passed up the Mersey. The Bridgwater Canal was built in 1761 and the old town of ...

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