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Tor Hernes, Professor; Adjunct Professor, Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business; Vestfold University College, Norway
Tor Hernes is Professor of Organization Theory at Copenhagen Business School and Vestfold University College, Norway, where he teaches and carries out research on process thinking and organization. He has published a dozen books as well as process related articles in top tier European and American journals. He is a leading figure in the emerging field of process thinking in organization studies. He is co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Process Philosophy and Organization Studies and co-chair of the EGOS Standing Working Group on process thinking and organization.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Part I. Some problems of organization theory, and the potential of process organization theory 2. Why assumptions in organization theory do not work for organizing in a world on the move 3. Assumptions for organizing in a world on the move Part II. Towards a process theory of organization 4. Temporality and process 5. Organization, meaning structures, and time 6. Articulatory modes and agency Part III. Process theory and selected aspects of organization and management 7. Organizational continuity and change 8. Managing and leading in time 9. NB Culture, identity and institutions 10. Some thoughts on studying process 11. A plea for mystery Annex 1. The theoretical framework in brief and an explanatory cartoon