The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research. The Handbook is divided into five sections: Part One: Process Philosophy Part Two: Process Theory Part Three: Process Methodology Part Four: Process Applications Part Five: Process Perspectives

History in Process Organization Studies: What, Why, and How

History in Process Organization Studies: What, Why, and How
Matthias KippingJuha-Antti Lamberg

Introduction

There is great potential for an historical approach to process organization studies. On a general level, both historians and process scholars study processes that unfold over time. Despite these similarities and the possible advantages of combining history and process analysis, the literature that actually does this is limited. Thus, in-depth analyses of organizational processes and even the broader notion of ‘process’ are almost entirely absent from the work of business historians (but see, e.g., Carter and McKinlay, 2013). Similarly, process management scholars in general and organization theorists in particular have only rarely used history, in the sense of looking at past events and their outcomes. ...

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