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Constructing organizational life : how social-symbolic work shapes selves, organizations, and institutions

Author: Thomas B Lawrence; Nelson Phillips
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
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This book proposes a perspective of social-symbolic work that integrates diverse streams of research to examine how people purposefully work to construct organizational life and the identities, careers, boundaries, strategies, and social practices that define their organizations.
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LAWRENCE, THOMAS B. PHILLIPS, NELSON.
CONSTRUCTING ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE.
[Place of publication not identified] : OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2019
(OCoLC)1080080803
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas B Lawrence; Nelson Phillips
ISBN: 9780191875632 0191875635 9780192576309 0192576305
OCLC Number: 1106536134
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Introduction to constructing organizational life --
The social-symbolic work perspective --
Self work --
Self work in management and organizational research --
Organization work --
Organization work in management and organizational research --
Institutional work --
Institutional work in management and organizational research --
Theoretical opportunities in the study of social-symbolic work --
Methodological challenges and choices in the study of social-symbolic work --
Conclusions: understanding the implications of a social-symbolic work perspective for scholars, change-makers, and citizens --
References --
Author index --
General index.
Responsibility: Thomas B. Lawrence and Nelson Phillips.

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