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"Barry and Hansen have gathered an impressive array of contributors to speculate where the management and organization field might be headed. The Handbook offers refreshing and proactive insights that confront our assumptions about organizations and challenge us to expand our thinking and inquiry. It it must reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we look at, live in, and act on organizations."—Thomas G. Cummings, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern CaliforniaTen years ago critical theory and postmodernism were considered new and emerging theories in Business and Management. What will be the next new important theories to shape the field? In one edited volume, David Barry and Hans Hansen have commissioned new chapters that will allow readers to stay one step ahead of the latest thinking. Contributors draw on research and practice to introduce ideas that are considered 'fringe' and controversial today, but may be key theoretical contributions tomorrow. Each chapter sets these ideas in their historical context, lays out the key theoretical positions taken by each new approach and makes it clear why these approaches are different to more mainstream concepts. Throughout contributors refer to existing studies that show how these developing themes will change the Business and Management arena.Researchers, teachers and advanced students who are interested in the future of Business and Management scholarship will want to read this Handbook.

Revisualizing Images in Leadership and Organization Studies
Revisualizing images in leadership and organization studies

We argue that visual images function as complex sites of social interaction and struggle over meaning. On the basis of this argument, we propose to re-visualize the concept of image in leadership and organization studies. These fields have produced important research on leadership images (Chen and Meindl, 1991); on construed external image (Dutton and Dukerich, 1991); on organizational identity and image (Gioia et al., 2000); and on professional image (Roberts, 2005). Such approaches invoke many visual metaphors – mirrors, eyes, pictures, and so on – but define image as an abstract, collective mental impression or schema. None of this work analyses an actual visual image or explores the centrality of visual images ...

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