The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research.
The Handbook is divided into five sections:
Part One: Process Philosophy
Part Two: Process Theory
Part Three: Process Methodology
Part Four: Process Applications
Part Five: Process Perspectives
Chapter 1: Introduction - Ann Langley & Haridimos Tsoukas PART I: PROCESS PHILOSOPHY Chapter 2: Whitehead's Process Relational Philosophy - C. Robert Mesle and Mark R. Dibben Chapter 3: Henri Bergson: Toward a Philosophy of Becoming - Wahida Khandker Chapter 4: Gilles Deleuze and Process Philosophy - Keith Robinson Chapter 5: James, Dewey, and Mead: On What Must Come before All Our Inquiries - John Shotter PART II: PROCESS THEORY Chapter 6: Contradictions, Dialectics and Paradoxes - Moshe Farjoun Chapter 7: The Practice Approach: For a Praxeology of Organisational and Management Studies - Davide Nicolini and Pedro Monteiro Chapter 8: Complexity Theory and Process Organization Studies - Philip Anderson and Alan D. Meyer Chapter 9: Symbolic Interactionism - Dionysios D. Dionysiou Chapter 10: Actor-Network Theory - Barbara Czarniawska Chapter 11: Ethnomethodology - Andrea Whittle and William Housley Chapter 12: Discourse Theory - Loizos Heracleous Chapter 13: Evolutionary Theory - Geoffrey M. Hodgson PART III: PROCESS METHODOLOGY Chapter 14: Ethnography and Organizational Processes - Merlijn van Hulst, Sierk Ybema and Dvora Yanow Chapter 15: Taking a Strong Process Approach to Analyzing Qualitative Process Data - Paula Jarzabkowski, Jane Le and Paul Spee Chapter 16: Sequential Analysis of Processes - Marshall Scott Poole, Natalie Lambert, Toshio Murase, Raquel Asencio and Joseph McDonald Chapter 17: Narratives and Processuality - Anniina Rantakari and Eero Vaara Chapter 18: Composing a Musical Score for Academic-Practitioner Collaborative Research - Stuart Albert and Jean M. Bartunek Chapter 19: History in Process Organization Studies: What, Why and How - Matthias Kipping and Juha-Antti Lamberg PART IV: PROCESS APPLICATIONS Chapter 20: A Process Perspective on Organizational Routines - Jennifer Howard-Grenville and Claus Rerup Chapter 21: Sensemaking, Simplexity, and Mindfulness - Timothy Vogus and Ian Colville Chapter 22: A Temporal Understanding of the Connections Between Organizational Culture and Identity - Tor Hernes and Majken Schultz Chapter 23: Institutions as Process - Panita Surachaikulwattana and Nelson Phillips Chapter 24: Strategy as Practice, Process and Institution: Converging on Activity - Richard Whittington Chapter 25: Time, temporality and Process Studies - Juliane Reinecke and Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari Chapter 26: Sustainability as Process - Gail Whiteman and Steve Kennedy Chapter 27: Entrepreneurship as process - Todd H. Chiles, Sara R. S. T. A. Elias and Qian Li Chapter 28: From the Process of Innovation to Innovation as Process - Raghu Garud, Joel Gehman, Arun Kumaraswamy and Philipp Tuertscher Chapter 29: Power and Process: The Production of 'Knowing' Subjects and 'Known' Objects - Cynthia Hardy and Robyn Thomas Chapter 30: Organizational Learning and Knowledge Processes: A Critical Review - Krista Pettit, Mary Crossan and Dusya Vera Chapter 31: Leadership Process - Gail T. Fairhurst Chapter 32: Organizational Communication as Process - Francois Cooren, Gerald Bartels and Thomas Martine Chapter 33: Materiality as an Organizing Process: Toward a Process Metaphysics for Material Artifacts - Paul M. Leonardi Chapter 34: Organizational Design as Process - Roger L.M. Dunbar & Beth A. Bechky Chapter 35: Improvisation Processes in Organizations - Miguel Pina e Cunha, Anne S. Miner and Elena Antonacopoulou Chapter 36: Cycles of Divergence and Convergence: Underlying Processes of Organization Change and Innovation - Kevin Dooley and Andrew Van de Ven PART V: PROCESS PERSPECTIVES Chapter 37: Process, Practices and Organizational Competitiveness: Understanding Dynamic Capabilities through A Process-Philosophical Worldview - Robert Chia Chapter 38: Process as the Becoming of Temporal Trajectory - Tor Hernes Chapter 39: Deconstructing the Theoretical Language of Process Research: Metaphor and Metonymy in Interaction - Joep Cornelissen, Dennis Schoeneborn, and Consuelo Vasquez Chapter 40: Embedding Process: Situating Process in Work Relations - Hugh Willmott Chapter 41: Making Process Visible: Alternatives to Boxes and Arrows - Martha S. Feldman Chapter 42: Truth and Process Studies - Robin Holt