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
Chapter 29: Power and Process: The Production of ‘Knowing’ Subjects and ‘Known’ Objects
Power and Process: The Production of ‘Knowing’ Subjects and ‘Known’ Objects
Over the past decade there has been, as noted by the editors of this handbook, an increasing interest in the study of temporal evolution, unfolding activities, incessant change, movement, and fluidity in organizations. This perspective, which has come to be known as ‘process organization studies', aims to ‘capture the dynamic, continuous and endogenous nature of change and changing, whether intended or not’ as stated by the editors in their original proposal for this edited volume. Early research on organizational processes includes Mintzberg's studies of emergent strategy (Mintzberg & Waters, 1985), Pettigrew's (1985) examination of organizational change, and Weick's (1995) work on ...