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(p. xiii) List of Contributors

(p. xiii) List of Contributors

Chris Argyris is the James Bryant Conant Professor Emeritus, Harvard University. His books include Overcoming Organizational Defenses (1990), Knowledge for Action (1993), Flawed Advice (2000), Reasons and Rationalizations (2004), Theory in Practice (1994), and Organizational Learning II (1996), both with Donald Schön, and Action Science (1985) with Diana Smith and Robert Putnam.

Gibson Burrell is Professor of Organization Theory at the University of Essex, UK, having previously been at the Universities of Warwick and Lancaster. He is Editor of the journal Organization. Over many long years he has published a small number of books, edited collections, and articles. Some of this material has even been read. He is currently working on a co-authored book entitled Architecture, Space and Organization, email:

Marta B. Calàs is Associate Professor of Organization Studies and International Management at the Isenberg School of Management of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She was born in Cuba and has lived and done academic and scholarly work in several countries. She teaches International Management, Organization Theory, and a doctoral seminar in Conceptual Foundations of Organization Studies. Her earlier scholarly writing centered on cross-cultural organizational behavior, but in recent years she has been pursuing cultural and critical perspectives on organization and management. Her various publications, often co-authored with Linda Smircich, apply insights from cultural studies, postmodern, feminist, and post-colonial theorizing to interrogate organizational topics such as leadership, business ethics, and globalization. She is co-editor of the international, interdisciplinary journal Organization, along with Gibson Burrell, Mike Reed, and Linda Smircich. email:

Robert Chia is Professor of International Management at the Graduate Business School, University of St Andrews. He holds a PhD in Organisation Studies and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Prior to entering academia he worked in a senior management position for a large multinational corporation based in Singapore. He is the author/editor of several books and international journal articles ranging from topics such as process philosophy, the postmodern critique of representation, strategic foresight and leadership, entrepreneurship, management education, East-West mentalities, and the nature of performative action. He has consulted (p. xiv) extensively with well-known international organisations and institutions such as the International Federation of Red Cross (Geneva), British Airways. BNFL. British Aerospace, Ciba-Geigy and Cathay Pacific Airlines and remains deeply committed to executive education.

Stewart Clegg is Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney. Born in Bradford, England, he migrated to Australia in 1976, after completing a first degree at the University of Aston (1971) and a Doctorate at Bradford University (1974). Previously he has held Professorial positions at the University of New England (1985–1989); University of St. Andrews (1990–1993), Scotland; and University of Western Sydney (1993–1996). He has produced over thirty books, including Frameworks of Power (1989) and over a hundred journal and other refereed publications, writing extensively on power, organizations, and related matters. His most recent books are Trends in Japanese Management: Continuing Strengths, Current Problems and Changing Priorities, co-authored with Toyohiro Kono (2001) and Paradoxes of Management and Organizations. Additionally, he has prepared an eight-volume collection on Central Currents in Organization Studies. He is perhaps best known for the Handbook of Organization Studies, which he co-edited with Cynthia Hardy and Walter Nord (1996), and which won the Academy of Management George R. Terry Best Book Award in 1997. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia since 1988.

Barbara Czarniawska holds a Skandia Chair in Management Studies at the Gothenburg Research Institute, School of Economics and Commercial Law, Gothenburg University, Sweden. Her research focuses on control processes in complex organizations, most recently in the field of big city management. In terms of methodological approach, she combines institutional theory with the narrative approach. She has published in the area of business and public administration in Polish, her native language, as well as in Swedish, Italian, and English, the most recent positions being Narrating the Organization: Dramas of Institutional Identity (1997), A Narrative Approach to Organization Studies (1998), Writing Management (1999), and A City Reframed: Managing Warsaw in the 1990s (2000). A member of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 2000, a member of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences since 2001.

Lex Donaldson is a Professor in the Australian Graduate School of Management of the Universities of New South Wales and Sydney. He was previously a Senior Research Officer at London Business School and has been a visitor at the universities of Iowa, Maryland, Northwestern, and Stanford. Lex Donaldson holds a B.Sc. (Aston) and a Ph.D. (London). He has published a series of books defending and developing functionalist and positivist organizational theory: In Defence of Organization Theory: A Reply to the Critics (1985), American Anti-Management Theories of Organization: A Critique of Paradigm Proliferation (1995), For Positivist Organization (p. xv) Theory: Proving the Hard Core (1996), Performance-Driven Organizational Change: The Organizational Portfolio (1999), and The Contingency Theory of Organizations (2001). email:

Silvia Gherardi is full Professor of Sociology of Organization at the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Trento, Italy, where she coordinates the Research Unit on Cognition, Organizational Learning and Aesthetics ( Areas of interest include the exploration of different ‘soft’ aspects of knowing in organizations, with a particular emphasis on cognitive, emotional, symbolic, and linguistic aspects of organizational process. To the theme of gender and organizational cultures is devoted her last book Gender, Symbolism and Organizational Cultures (1995), several articles in Human Relations, Gender, Work and Organization, Journal of World Business, and a book on ethnography and entrepreneurship is forthcoming by Routledge.

Mary Jo Hatch (PhD Stanford 1985) is the C. Coleman McGehee Eminent Scholars Research Professor of Banking and Commerce at the Mclntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia (USA). Her current research interests include organizational culture and identity, corporate branding, and aesthetic approaches to leadership and organizations. Her publications appear in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, European Journal of Marketing, Harvard Business Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Inquiry; Organization, Organization Science and Organization Studies. Among others, Mary Jo sits on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review and Human Relations. Her textbook Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic and Postmodern Perspectives (1997) is available from Oxford University Press, which also published The Expressive Organization: Linking Identity, Reputation and the Corporate Brand (2000), co-edited with Majken Schultz and Mogens Holten Larsen, and Organizational Identity: A Reader (2004), also co-edited with Schultz. A new book co-authored by Hatch, Monika Kostera and Andrzej K. Kozminski, The Three Faces of Leadership: Manager, Artist, Priest is available from Blackwell. E-mail

Christian Knudsen is a professor at Copenhagen Business School. He has published extensively on the methodology of economics, theories of the firm, and strategy. Among his more recent books are Rationality, Institutions and Economic Methodology (with Mäki and Gustafsson) and Towards a Competence Theory of the Firm (with Foss). His research interests include economic methodology, theories of the firm, and organizational sociology, email:

Arie Lewin is Professor of Business Administration and Sociology at Duke University. He is the Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and of the recently established Center for Research on New Organization Forms (NOFIA). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies, JIBS. Professor Lewin was Program Director for Decision, (p. xvi) Risk and Management Science at the National Science Foundation (1986–1988); Department Editor of Management Science for the department of Organization Analysis, Performance and Design (1974–1987); founding Editor-in-Chief of Organization Science (1989–1998); DKB Visiting Professor at the Keio University Graduate School of Business (Spring 1993); and Visiting Research Professor at the Institute for Business Research, Hitotsubashi University (1994–1995). Professor Lewin's primary research interests involve the analysis of organization effectiveness and the design of organizations. Current research is focused on new forms of organizations distinguished by new adaptive capabilities. He leads a major long-term cross-cultural—Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States of America—comparative study of strategic reorientations and organization restructurings, email:

William McKinley received his Ph.D. in organizational sociology from Columbia University, and is currently a Professor of Management at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA. His research interests are organizational restructuring and downsizing, organizational change, organizational decline, epistemological issues in organizational research, and the sociology and philosophy of organization science. His publications have appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Management Inquiry, Organization, Organization Science, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Advances in Strategic Management, Management International Review, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Business Horizons, and other outlets, email:

Iain L. Mangham is Professor Emeritus at the University of Bath where he was previously Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Head of the School of Management. He is currently a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Management Centre, King's College London. His books include Power and Performance in Organisations (1986), Organisations as Theatre (with Michael Overington, 1986), and The Doing of Management (with Annie Pye, 1981). email:

Joanne Martin is the Fred H. Merrill Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. She holds a BA from Smith College, a Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology and Social Relations at Harvard University, and an Honorary Doctorate in Economics and Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School. She recently received the Distinguished Educator award from the Academy of Management and the Centennial Medal for ‘contributions to society’ from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. She serves on the Advisory Board of the International Centre for Research in Organizational Discourse, Strategy, and Change for the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney, London, and McGill. She has published many articles and five books including Cultures in Organizations: Three Perspectives (1992) and (p. xvii) Organizational Culture: Mapping the Terrain (2002). In 2005 she received an honorary doctorate from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and the Distinguished Scholar award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management.

Mark A. Mone, Ph.D., is Professor of Management and Associate Dean, Executive Programs, School of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research areas include philosophical and quantitative research methods issues, organizational downsizing, retrenchment, and turnaround, and antecedents and consequences of personal goals. He is serving on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Review, and his publications have appeared there, in addition to Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Human Relations, Organization, Journal of Management Inquiry, and in other journals.

Richard P. Nielsen is Professor, Organization Studies Department, Carroll School of Management, Boston College. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration in Greece. His areas of interest include organizational ethics and corruption reform methods, negotiating, leadership, change and transformation methods. His publications include The Politics of Ethics: Methods for Acting, Learning, and Sometimes Fighting, with Others in Addressing Ethics Problems in Organizational Life (1996). Related articles include ‘The Politics of Long-Term Corruption Reform: A Combined Social Movement and Action-Learning Approach', Business Ethics Quarterly (2000); ‘Systematic corruption in Financial Services, Types of capitalism, and Ethics Intervention Methods', Business and Professional Ethics Journal (2005); ‘Business Citizenship and United States “Investor Capitalism”: A Critical Analysis', in R. Edward Freeman and Sankaran Venkataraman (eds.), Ethics and Entrepreneurship, The Ruffin Series No. 3, A Publication of the Society for Business Ethics (2001); ‘Can Ethical Character Be Stimulated and Enabled? An Action-Learning Approach to Teaching and Learning Organization Ethics', Business Ethics Quarterly (1998); and Richard P. Nielsen and Jean M. Bartunek, ‘Opening Narrow, Routinized Schemata to Ethical Stakeholder Consciousness and Action', Business and Society (1996). In addition, he has published many articles in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Business Ethics Quarterly, Business Ethics: A European Review, Business and Society, California Management Review, CULTURES, Human Resources Management, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry, and Strategic Management Journal, and serves as Senior Editor for Ethics Social Responsibility related articles of Organization Studies. He has consulted and done executive training work with many business, government, and nonprofit institutions in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia. He was elected (p. xviii) to the Board of Directors and will be serving as President and chair of the society for Business Ethics. He is also a member of the Society of Friends.

Michael Reed was a Professor of Organization Theory and Associate Dean for Research, Department of Behaviour in Organizations, Lancaster University Management School. His books include Redirections in Organizational Analysis (1985), The Sociology of Management (1989), The Sociology of Organizations (1992), Rethinking Organization (1992), and Organizing Modernity (1994). He is one of the editors of the organization theory journal Organization. As of 1 September 2002, he is a Professor of Organization Theory, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University.

Andreas Georg Scherer holds the chair for Foundations of Business Administration and Theories of the Firm at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). He earned his Ph.D.s in Strategic Management (1994) and in International Management (2000) both from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany). From 2000–2002 he was associate Professor for Public Administration and General Management at the University of Constance (Germany). His research interests are in Business Ethics, International Management, Organization Theory, Philosophy of Science, Strategic Management. Dr Scherer has published six books. His work appeared in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Advances in Strategic Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Management, Management International Review, Organization, Organization Studies, and in numerous German journals and volumes. In 1998 he was guest editor of a special issue of the journal Organization. email:

Yehouda Shenhav has written extensively and critically on the birth of modern management, on the colonial roots of management practices; and on the Arab-Jews. Among his books are Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution (1999/2002); The Organization Machine (1995); and The Arab Jews: Nationalism, Religion and Ethnicity (2002); Coloniality and the Postcolonial Condition (2004). Shenhav teaches sociology at Tel-Aviv University – where he also served as chair of the department (1995–1998) – and has taught in several universities in the United States including Stanford University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Princeton University, Colombia University and the University of Iowa. He is currently the editor of Theory & Criticism, and serves as senior editor for Organization Studies.

Linda Smircich is Professor of Organization Studies and past Chair of the Management Department at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She teaches Organizational Alternative Paradigms. Her earlier scholarly writing centered on organizational culture, but now she would describe herself as pursuing a cultural and critical perspective on organization (p. xix) and management. Her various publications, often co-authored with Marta Calàs, apply insights from cultural studies, postmodern, feminist, and post-colonial theorizing to interrogate organizational topics such as leadership, business ethics, and globalization. She is co-editor of the international, interdisciplinary journal Organization, along with Gibson Burrell, Marta Calàs, and Mike Reed, email:

William Starbuck is the ITT Professor of Creative Management in the Stern School of Business at New York University. He has held academic positions in seven countries, edited Administrative Science Quarterly, chaired the screening committee for senior Fulbright awards in business management, directed the doctoral program in business administration at New York University, and been the President of the Academy of Management. He is a fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the British Academy of Management, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has published numerous articles on accounting, bargaining, business strategy, computer programming, computer simulation, forecasting, decision-making, human-computer interaction, learning, organizational design, organizational growth and development, perception, scientific methods, and social revolutions, email: or

Richard Swedberg is Professor of Sociology at Cornell University and co-direcor of its Center on Economy and Society. His specialty is economic sociology, and he is the author of Economics and Sociology (1990), Schumpeter-A Biography (1991), Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology (1998), and Principles of Economic Sociology (forthcoming). He is also co-editor (with Neil Smelser) of The Handbook of Economic Sociology’ (1994); (with Mark Granovetter) of The Economic Sociology of Economic Life (1992, 2001); and (with Victor Nee) of the Economic Sociology of Capitalism.

Haridimos Tsoukas is the George D. Mavros Research Professor of Organization and Management at the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA), Greece and a Professor of Organization Theory and Behaviour at the Graduate School of Business, University of Strathclyde, UK. He has published widely in several leading academic journals such as Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Organization, and Human Relations. As of 1 September 2003 he will be the Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies, and now sits on the editorial board of Organization Science, Strategic Organization, Human Relations, and Emergence, email:

Henk W. Volberda is Professor of Strategic Management and Business Policy and Chairman of the Department of Strategic Management & Business Environment of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He has been a visiting scholar at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and City University (p. xx) Business School, London. Professor Volberda obtained his doctorate cum laude in Business Administration of the University of Groningen. His research on organizational flexibility and strategic change received the NCD Award 1987, the ERASM Research Award 1994, the Erasmus University Research Award 1997, Igor Ansoff Strategic Management Award 1993, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Strategy Award 2003 and the Erim Impact Award 2003. His work on strategic renewal, coevolution and new organizational forms has been published in Decision Support Systems, European Business Forum, European Management Journal, European Management Review, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, International Studies of Management & Organization, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, Omega, Organization Development Journal, Organization Studies and Organization Science. For his work on alliance capabilities (together with Ard-Pieter de Man and Johan Draulans) he received the Dutch ROA Award 1999 (best consultancy article). Moreover, his research on absorptive capacity and internal networks (together with Raymond van Wijk and Frans van den Bosch) received an honorable mention of the McKinsey/SMS Best Conference Paper Prize. Professor Volberda has worked as a consultant for many large European corporations and published in many refereed books and journals. He is director of the Erasmus Strategic Renewal Program, program director of the Erasmus Institute of Management (ERIM) and board member of the Rotterdam School of Management. He is also editor-in-chief of M&O, senior editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Business Studies and Long Range Planning, and member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Management Studies, Management Executive. Organization Science, and Maanblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie (MAB). His book Building the Flexible Firm: How to Remain Competitive (1998), published by Oxford University Press, received wide acclaim. His new book together with Tom Elfring Rethinking Strategy (Sage, 2001) was recently awarded with the ERIM Best Book Award.

Karl E. Weick is the Rensis Likert Distinguished University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology at the University of Michigan. His current work is focused on wildland firefighter fatalities, the role of handoffs in medical errors, and distributed sensemaking in the diagnosis of anomalous infections. His books include Managing the Unexpected (2001, co-authored with Kathleen Sutcliffe), Making Sense of the Organization (2001), Sensemaking in Organizations (1995), and The Social Psychology of Organizing (2nd edn., 1979).

Hugh Willmott is Diageo Professor of Management Studies in the Judge Institute of Management at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Lund and Cranfield. He is currently working on a number of projects whose common theme is the changing organization and management of work. His books include Critical Management Studies (1992, co-edited), Making Sense of Management: A Critical Introduction (1996, co-authored), and Management Lives (1999, co-authored). He has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals (p. xxi) including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization, Organization Studies and Accounting, Organizations and Society. Further details can be found on his homepage:

Dvora Yanow (Ph.D., MIT, 1982) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Administration, California State University, Hayward (US). Her research is shaped by an overall interest in the communication of meaning in organizational and public policy settings. She has written on organizational learning from an interpretive-cultural perspective, the role of built space in communicating meaning, and public policies as collective identity stories, as well as on organizational metaphors, myths, and culture, and interpretive philosophies and research methods. She is the author of How Does a Policy Mean? Interpreting Policy and Organizational Actions (1996), Conducting Interpretive Policy Analysis (2000), and Constructing ‘Race and Ethnicity’ in America: Category-making in Public Policy and Administration (2002). Her articles have been published in such journals as Administration & Society, Administrative Theory & Praxis, the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, the Journal of Management Inquiry, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Organization, Organization Science, and Policy Sciences, and Political Research Quarterly. Her editorial activities include four years as editor of one of the sections of the Journal of Management Inquiry and editorial board service for Administrative Theory & Praxis, the American Review of Public Administration, Management Learning, the Journal of Public Affairs Education, and Qualitative Inquiry. She is also a Contributing Editor for the quarterly Judaism, a pianist and violinist-fiddler, a folk dancer and singer, and gardener, email