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 41: Making Process Visible: Alternatives to Boxes and Arrows
Making Process Visible: Alternatives to Boxes and Arrows
S: But what about invisible entities acting in a hidden way?
P: If they act, they leave some trace, then you have some information, then you can talk about them. If not, just shut up.
S: But if they are repressed, denied, silenced?
P: Nothing on earth allows you to say they are there without bringing in the proof of their presence. That proof might be indirect, exacting, complicated, but you need it. Invisible things are invisible. Period. (Latour, 2004: 70 and Latour, 2005: 150)
Scholars have identified two forms of process theorizing (Emirbayer, 1997; Langley et al., 2013; Hernes, 2008, Czarniawska, 2008; Chia and Holt, 2009). These have been described ...