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 42: Truth and Process Studies
Truth and Process Studies
In Franz Kafka's novel Der Proceß, Joseph K finds himself accused of a nameless crime and thrown into a fluid and turbid world of groundless procedures, duplicitous advisers, heedless authorities, curious neighbours, and personal uncertainties, all of which cohere in the unsettled experience of transgression and guilt. Arguments live without warrants and decisions without legitimacy, and organization abounds, but without apparent form or purpose. This world of process is both trial and trail: K is organized into this condition by his own wandering as he moves through a trapdoor world, searching for the dénouement of a verdict which never arrives. Though often read as a coruscating attack on the preponderance of suffocating formal procedures – so ...