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Soft constraint : liberal organizations and domination

Author: David Courpasson
Publisher: Malmö : Liber ; [Copenhagen] : Copenhagen Business School Press, 2006
Series: Advances in organization studies, vol. 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The post-modernist and post-bureaucratic turn in Organization Studies has contributed to shape a landscape that same seminal thinkers would probably not recognize: empowerment, autonomy and agency, entrepreneurial systems of management, decentralization, cooperation ... In short, the demise of bureaucracy is viewed as the unassailable consequence of contemporary political and business dynamics. And if power is not a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Courpasson
ISBN: 9147702060 9789147702060 8763001632 9788763001632
OCLC Number: 441472751
Description: 242 str. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Defence of bureaucracy --
The rejection of determinism --
Rehabilitation of the idea of domination --
Domination as a political dynamic --
The modernisation of banks and individual experiences: a centralised policy for the evolution of commercial professions --
Competency and project: management through soft constraint --
Risk, community, tools: the liberal organisation revisited --
The political regimes of the organisation.
Series Title: Advances in organization studies, vol. 15.
Other Titles: Action contrainte: organisations libérales et domination.
Responsibility: David Courpasson.

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Puts forward a different notion of soft bureaucracy and despotism in business organizations. This book seeks to understand how organizations are governed, based on the analysis of three managerial  Read more...

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