Managing as designing (Book, 2004) []
skip to content
Managing as designing Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Managing as designing

Author: Richard Boland; Fred Collopy
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Stanford Business Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The premise of this book is that managers should act not only as decision makers, but also as designers. Though decision and design are inextricably linked in management action, managers and scholars have too long emphasized the decision face of management over the design face. In a series of essays from a multitude of disciplines, the authors develop a theory of the design attitude in contrast to the more  Read more...

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Boland; Fred Collopy
ISBN: 0804746745 9780804746748
OCLC Number: 54881838
Description: xiii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Design matters for management / Richard J. Boland Jr., Fred Collopy --
Reflections on designing and architectural practice / Frank O. Gehry --
Rethinking organizational design / Karl E. Weick --
Management and design: interaction pathways in organizational life / Richard Buchanan --
Evolving spatial intelligence tools, from architectural poetics to management methods / Alexander Tzonis --
Designing for throwness / Karl E. Weick --
People mutht be amuthed / John Leslie King --
In praise of symbolic poverty / Nicholas Cook --
Managing and designing: attending to reflexiveness and enactment / Wanda J. Orlikowski --
Managing as argumentative history-making / Yrjö Engeström --
Management as the designing of an action net / Barbara Czarniawska --
Design in the punctuation of management action / Richard J. Boland Jr. --
Managing design, designing management / Mariann Jelinek --
Webs rather than Kevlar: designing organizational systems / Hilary Bradbury [and others] --
Groundlessness, compassion, and ethics in management and design / Joseph A. Goguen --
The friction of our surroundings / Miriam R. Levin --
Management and design: a historical reflection on possible future relations / Keith Hoskin --
"Open planning": reflections on methods and innovative work practices in architecture / Ina Wagner --
"I think with my hands": on balancing the analytical and intuitive in designing / Fred Collopy --
Decentering the manager/designer / Lucy Suchman --
From tangibles to toolkits and chaos to convection: management and innovation at leading design organizations and idea labs / Joseph A. Paradiso --
(Re)design in management / Julia Grant --
Drivers versus designers as an organization's building philosophy / Po Chung --
Managing change, by design / Peter Coughlan, Ilya Prokopoff --
Design thinking: the role of hypotheses generation and testing / Jeanne Liedtka --
The role of constraints / Betty Vandenbosch, Kevin Gallagher --
On the design of creative collaboration / Paul Kaiser --
Designing the Australian tax system / Alan Preston --
Persuasive artifacts / Sten Jönsson --
Designing of what? What is the design stuff make of? / Kalle Lyytinen --
The less, the better, perhaps: learning from music language / Youngjin Yoo --
Purposes in lieu of goals, enterprises in lieu of things / Jurgen Faust --
Designing learning / Paul Eickmann [and others] --
The managing as designing project calls for a redesign of the research setting! / Niels Dechow --
Design and designability / Rikard Stankiewicz --
Public policy as a form of design / Bo Carlsson --
Toward a design vocabulary for management / Richard J. Boland Jr., Fred Collopy.
Responsibility: edited by Richard J. Boland, Jr. and Fred Collopy.
More information:


The premise of this book is that managers should act not only as decision makers, but also as designers. In a series of essays from a multitude of disciplines, the authors develop a theory of the  Read more...


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Boland and Collopy have produced a thought-provoking book that will most surely challenge a reader's views of management and of organization design. They portray management not as a science of Read more...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.