- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Sociology, Social Theory, and Organization Studies, Continuing Entanglements
- Michel Foucault and the Administering of Lives
- Bourdieu and Organizational Theory: A Ghostly Apparition?
- The Making of a Paradigm: Exploring the Potential of the Economy of Convention and Pragmatic Sociology of Critique
- Bruno Latour: An Accidental Organization Theorist
- A Theory of ‘Agencing’: On Michel Callon’s Contribution to Organizational Knowledge and Practice
- Niklas Luhmann as Organization Theorist
- Jürgen Habermas and Organization Studies: Contributions and Future Prospects
- Bhaskar and Critical Realism
- The Comparative Analysis of Capitalism and the Study of Organizations
- C. Wright Mills and the Theorists of Power
- Organizational Analysis: Goffman and Dramaturgy
- Garfinkel and Ethnomethodology
- Rational Choice Theory and the Analysis of Organizations
- Clifford Geertz and the Interpretation of Organizations
- Risk, Social Theories, and Organizations
- Arlie Russell Hochschild: Spacious Sociologies of Emotion
- Discourse and Communication
- The Second Time Farce: Business School Ethicists and the Emergence of Bastard Rawlsianism
- Hayek and Organization Studies
- Social Movement Theory and Organization Studies
- What’s New in the ‘<i>New</i>, New Economic Sociology’ and Should Organization Studies Care?
- Critical Theory and Organization Studies
- British Industrial Sociology and Organization Studies: A Distinctive Contribution
- Anthony Giddens and Structuration Theory
- Engendering the Organizational: Feminist Theorizing and Organization Studies
- Organization Studies and the Subjects of Imperialism
- Space and Organization Studies
- Organization Studies, Sociology, and the Quest for a Public Organization Theory
- What Makes Organization? Organizational Theory as a ‘Practical Science’
Abstract and Keywords
Friedrich von Hayek (1899–1992) is one of the most important intellectuals and social scientists of the twentieth century. His wide-ranging interests were organized around a few core insights, the most important of which is the role of evolved rules and institutions in coordinating dispersed and largely tacit knowledge. Hayek is less well known within organizational scholarship, perhaps because he had little interest in organizations per se. Hayek is usually seen within organizational scholarship as a narrow, technical economist. This chapter aims to change that perception by showing that there is much in Hayek’s work that is of interest to organizational scholarship. This is the case of Hayek’s emphasis on dispersed knowledge in social systems, his subjectivism, emphasis on evolved institutions, and his unique perspective on capital.
Nicolai J. Foss, Department of Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen Business School.
Peter G. Klein is Associate Professor of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Missouri. He also holds positions at the University of Missouri’s Truman School of Public Affairs and the Norwegian School of Economics. Klein’s research focuses on the economics of organization, entrepreneurship, and strategic management. He is author or editor of five books and over 75 articles, chapters, and reviews. He is an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives, an Associate Editor of the Independent Review, and sits on the editorial boards of seven other academic journals. He and Nicolai Foss co-founded the popular management blog Organizations and Markets.
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