Modern Organizations and Emerging Conundrums : Exploring the Postindustrial Subculture of the Third Millennium
The contributors to this book review the postindustrial subculture, emphasizing cross-disciplinary and cross-contextual inquiry, a central idiom of postindustrial organizational life. The essays consider alternative methods of understanding media that add variety to 'meanings' within and without organizations. This multi-method approach in the search for meaning and the limits of word and symbols to express meaning generates a personally interpretive basis to science.
- Hardback | 410 pages
- 161 x 235 x 27mm | 712g
- 11 Mar 1999
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
About Richard A. Goodman
Richard A. Goodman is Co-Chair of the Strategy and Organization Faculty at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. He has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, the Rotterdam Business School, and the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.
Table of contents
chapter 1 Section One: Emerging Conundrums in Modern Organizations chapter 2 In Search of What is Left Out in the Medium of Words chapter 3 The Complex Culture of International Project Teams chapter 4 The Subculture of International Work Teams chapter 5 Understanding Multicultural Acquisitions Through Ambiguity and Communication chapter 6 Asian Modernity or "Creolization" chapter 7 When Sub-Cultures Meet chapter 8 Section Two: Masters of Symbol: My Travels in Thought and Work Life in the Czech Republic chapter 9 The Sexy Biotechnology chapter 10 Observation of Contradiction and Meaning chapter 11 Researching the Experience of Women in "Man"agement Across Cultures chapter 12 Text, Gender, and Future Realities chapter 13 Accounting for the Caprices of Madness chapter 14 Methods of Engaging Sub-Cultures chapter 15 Section Three: Dances With Shadows, Dance Clubs, Mirrored Balls and Reflected Pleasures chapter 16 Using Categories to Provide Customized Service: Meanings Created in Ski Resort Sub-Cultures chapter 17 Capturing Memories chapter 18 Art as Life-Life as Art chapter 19 Service, Intimacy, and Leisure chapter 20 Section Four: Modern and Post-Modern Cultural Themes and Structures in British Radio Drama chapter 21 Eye of the Camera: An Exploration of Organizational Life as Portrayed on Television chapter 22 Euro Disney: A Cross-Cultural Communications Failure? chapter 23 Symbol Intensive Organizations chapter 24 The Business of Media chapter 25 Media and Carnival chapter 26 Section Five: Loose Links and Tight Attachments chapter 27 Competition: The Structuring of Post-Industrial Organizational Life chapter 28 Too Scattered to Provide a Critical Mass? Women and Managerialism in Two U.K. Universities chapter 29 The Road and the Stream: On the Method of Crossing Over to a "Wet" Culture chapter 30 Loose Connections, Belongingness and Community chapter 31 Section Six: Servants of Greed: Post-Industrial Sub-Culture(s) From a Buddhist Perspective chapter 32 Yogic Principles and Management Practice chapter 33 Battling With the Gods: Workers, Management, and the Deities of Post Industrial Management Culture chapter 34