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The third issue of Organization Theory is out now!
A bit later than expected, but issue 3 is now complete and freely available for downloading.
It is an exciting and theoretically rich issue with some excellent theory building papers on self-reinforcing dynamics in practices (Kremser & Sydow), on the ambivalent role of typifications in sensemaking (Weick), and on better conceptualizing the dynamics in managing paradoxes (Weiser & Laamanen).
This third issue also features several thought provoking meta-theoretical inquiries, including a critique of the gendered nature of management and organization theory (Cunliffe), an exploration of the significance of Sartre's oeuvre for contemporary organization theory (Fleming), and a reframing of institutional logics through the perspective of classic functionalist sociology (Alvehus & Hallonsten).
And to top it all off, this issue also features an agenda setting exchange on surveillance capitalism for the field involving Shoshana Zuboff, Mike Power and Mikkel Flyverblom.
For a direct link to the issue, with full access to all articles: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/OTT/current
Conversations and Controversies
Surveillance Capitalism or Democracy? The Death Match of Institutional Orders and the Politics of Knowledge in Our Information Civilization
Theorizing the Economy of Traces: From Audit Society to Surveillance Capitalism
Overlit: Digital Architectures of Visibility
Extending the Dynamic Equilibrium Model of Paradox: Unveiling the dissipative dynamics in organizations
Ann-Kristin Weiser & Tomi Laamanen
When Practices Control Practitioners: Integrating self-reinforcing dynamics into practice-based accounts of managing and organizing
Waldemar Kremser & Jörg Sydow
Institutional Logics and Functionalist Differentiation Theory: Challenges and pathways forward
Johan Alvehus and Olof Hallonsten
Must I Grow a Pair of Balls to Theorize about Theory in Organization and Management Studies?
Ann L Cunliffe
Arrested Sensemaking: Typified Suppositions Sink the El Faro
Karl E. Weick
Sartre's Lost Organization Theory: Reading the Critique of Dialectical Reason Today
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