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    DescriptionThere are five ways of organising: the hierarchical, the egalitarian, the individualistic, the fatalistic and the autonomous. Each approach is a way of disorganising the other four: without the other four, it would have nothing to organise itself against. In Organising and Disorganising, Michael Thompson gives a detailed explanation of the dynamics of these five fundamental arrangements that underlie 'Cultural Theory'. We may believe that our perspective is the right one and that any interaction with opposing views is a messy and unwelcome contradiction. So why should egalitarians engage with individualists, or hierachists with egalitarians? Using a range of examples and analogies, the author shows how the best outcomes depend upon an essential argumentative process, which encourages subversions that are constructive whilst discouraging those that are not. In this way each approach gets more of what it wants and less of what it doesn't want. Michael Thompson calls these best outcomes 'Clumsy Solutions'. The lively style of its presentation and its rigorous attention to detail makes this book suitable for a wide audience - from managers and academic theorists to those who are responsible for effective and enlightened action on challenging global issues.


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    Title
    Organising and Disorganising
    Subtitle
    A Dynamic and Non-linear Theory of Institutional Emergence and Its Implications
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 164
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 254 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780955768149
    ISBN 10: 0955768144
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27850
    BIC E4L: BUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    BIC subject category V2: KJU
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: I-BE
    DC22: 302.35
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000, SOC019000, BUS085000
    DC22: 306.01
    Illustrations note
    mono diagrams
    Publisher
    Triarchy Press
    Imprint name
    Triarchy Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Bridport