The Aesthetics of Organization - Edited by Stephen Linstead & Heather HöpflSage, 2000, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
First in this, paperback, edition.
From the cover: “Organizational aesthetics, both as a body of theory and a method of inquiry, is a rapidly expanding area of the organizational sciences. Bringing together the social sciences and humanities, artistic critical analysis and anthropological fieldwork, it offers a way forward from the puzzles of postmodernism and is an essential topic for organizational theorists and students of organizational behaviour.
This book draws together in an accessible style key foundational contributions delineating the emerging parameters of the field. It explains the significance of concepts devised by postmodern thinkers, through which emerge meaning and order in organizations.
Methodological problems associated with investigations of the aesthetic are highlighted so the reader can identify and understand the importance of recent ideas on vision, perspective and periphery for learning in organizations. Through the contributions of leading theorists from Europe, the USA and Australasia, organizational aesthetics is defined in greater historical and theoretical depth, with a broad conceptual and practical range which academics and students will find invaluable.
The Aesthetics of Organization is an important resource for students and researchers in organization and business studies.”
Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XI] 275 pages.