Studying Organization Theory “As If Matter Mattered”

[We're pleased to welcome Bruno Dyck of University of Manitoba. Bruno recently published an article with co-author Nathan S. Greidanus in Journal of Management Inquiry entitled "Quantum Sustainable Organizing Theory: A Study of Organization Theory as if Matter Mattered." From Bruno:] From environmental concerns like climate change to social issues like economic inequality, sustainable development presents … Continue reading Studying Organization Theory “As If Matter Mattered”

How Can Organization Theory Help Explain the Emergence of ISIL?

The emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in recent years has been a cause for concern across the globe, particularly as the terrorist group becomes not only more organized, but also more prominent. Analyzing the rise of ISIL, many researchers are unsure of what the future holds for ISIL, and how much longer … Continue reading How Can Organization Theory Help Explain the Emergence of ISIL?

Gareth Morgan On Re-Imagining Images of Organization

As part of the newly published July 2016 issue of Journal of Management Inquiry, in the article entitled "Re-Imagining Images of Organization: A Conversation with Gareth Morgan," authors Cliff Oswick of City University London and David Grant of UNSW Business School converse with Gareth Morgan about the metaphors he presented in his popular book, Images of Organization … Continue reading Gareth Morgan On Re-Imagining Images of Organization

An Interview With Gareth Morgan on Metaphors in Organization Theory

Well-known for his work in organization theory, Gareth Morgan explored the use of metaphors to help examine organization problems in his 1986 book "Images of Organization." Cliff Oswick of City University London and Davis Grant of UNSW Business School in Australia recently interviewed Dr. Morgan about his perspective on metaphors in Journal of Management Inquiry. … Continue reading An Interview With Gareth Morgan on Metaphors in Organization Theory

Exploring the Politics of Labeling Through Wikileaks and The News of the World

[We’re pleased to welcome Danielle Logue of the University of Technology Sydney. Dr. Logue recently collaborated with Stewart R. Clegg, also of the University of Technology Sydney, on their article "Wikileaks and The News of the World: The Political Circuitry of Labeling" from Journal of Management Inquiry.] After my PhD, a colleague from Oxford went … Continue reading Exploring the Politics of Labeling Through Wikileaks and The News of the World

What is the Organizational Definition of Terrorism?

According to the Department of State's Country Reports on Terrorism 2013, international terrorist groups are progressively evolving and continue to present a threat to the United States. But can looking at terrorism through the lens of organizational scholarship help us understand the nature of terrorism? Authors Jordi Comas, Paul Shrivastava and Eric C. Martin discuss … Continue reading What is the Organizational Definition of Terrorism?

What Benefits Can Mindfulness Have on Organizational Behavior?

[We are pleased to welcome Ronald Purser. who collaborated with Joseph Milillo on their article entitled  "Mindfulness Revisited: A Buddhist-Based Conceptualization" from Journal of Management Inquiry.] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? Besides being a professor of management, Ronald Purser has been a practicing Buddhist for over 30 years, and recently became … Continue reading What Benefits Can Mindfulness Have on Organizational Behavior?

Has Organizational Stigma Research Become Strictly PG?

When out to dinner with one's mother-in-law, it's common knowledge that there are simply topics that should not be breached. But has this fear of impropriety seeped into academic research on Organizational stigma as well? Bryant Ashley Hudson and Gerardo A. Okhuysen discuss this idea and it's possible consequences in their paper, "Taboo Topics: Structural … Continue reading Has Organizational Stigma Research Become Strictly PG?