Relational Perspectives in Organizational Studies: A Research Companion

Relational Perspectives in Organizational Studies: A Research Companion

By: Olympia Kyriakidou (editor), Mustafa F. Ozbilgin (editor)Hardback

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The contributors to this highly innovative and authoritative research companion, leading experts in their field, apply relational analyses to different areas of organization studies and provide a comprehensive review of the relational perspectives. The book features empirical, theoretical, philosophical and methodological contributions from a wide spectrum of disciplinary perspectives on relationality in and around organizations. They explore areas such as: * relational self and dynamic organizing * social relational contexts and self-organizing inequality * learning and knowledge creation * stress and burnout * identities in organizations * trust and commitment in the market * venturing as a relational process * coordinating work through relationships of shared knowledge, shared goals and mutual respect * relational approaches and social constructionism * relational methods in organization studies * relational cohesion model of organizational commitment * interorganizational cooperation between non-profit organizations. Filling a gap in the organizational studies literature, the truly relational approach to the study of organizational behaviours and processes in this highly original research companion will be invaluable to academics, students and researchers with an interest in organizational studies.

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Edited by Olympia Kyriakidou, Department of Business Administration, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece and Mustafa F. OEzbilgin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Brunel University, UK


Contents: 1. Introduction Olivia Kyriakidou and Mustafa F. OEzbilgin 2. Relational Identities in Organizations: Healthy versus Unhealthy Blake E. Ashforth and David M. Sluss 3. Identity Orientation and Networking: A Relational Framework for Understanding Attitudes Toward Change Implementation Olivia Kyriakidou 4. Relational Perspectives on Collective Learning and Knowledge Creation David R. Schwandt, M. Turan Ayvaz and Margaret D. Gorman 5. Relational Coordination: Coordinating Work through Relationships of Shared Goals, Shared Knowledge and Mutual Respect Jody Hoffer Gittell 6. Stress and Burnout: A Relational Perspective Ayala Malach Pines 7. Venturing as a Relational Process Mine Karatas-OEzkan and William D. Murphy 8. Relational Cohesion Model of Organizational Commitment Jeongkoo Yoon and Edward J. Lawler 9. Trust and Commitment in the Market Yoshimichi Sato 10. Social Relational Contexts and Self-Organizing Inequality Cecilia L. Ridgeway 11. Interorganizational Cooperation between Not-for-Profit Organizations: A Relational Analysis Julie Battilana and Metin Sengul 12. Knowledge Integration in Turbulent Environments: A Relational Perspective Laura A. Costanzo 13. Relational Methods in Organization Studies: A Review of the Field Mustafa F. OEzbilgin 14. Discourses of Relations and Relational Processes Dian Marie Hosking 15. Toward the Development of a Truly Relational Approach to the Study of Organizational Behaviors: Further Consideration of the Committed-to-Participant Research Perspective Thomas A. Wright 16. Conclusions Mustafa F. OEzbilgin and Olivia Kyriakidou Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781845421250
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781845421250
  • ISBN10: 1845421256

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