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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.

This is Work, This is Play: Artful Interventions and Identity Dynamics
This is work, this is play: Artful interventions and identity dynamics

What can art do for business? In much of the world, art and business have long been considered hostile spheres with limited contact occurring mainly through acts of corporate patronage, such as corporate art collecting. But some artists, actors, and musicians have lately been pushing for closer cooperation with businesspeople and their effort is being met by growing demand from managers to learn from the arts. Moving well beyond corporate art collecting and patronage, some managers are asking artists to partner with them to make their organizations more creative, innovative and resourceful. These managers perceive artists as possessing knowledge and capabilities relevant to business ...

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