Issue Articles


EMERGENCE

Cyborg

Traditional managers have insisted on a highly structured way of institutionalizing the mechanistic, functionalized, physical management of people and artifacts. This focus on structure creates a tension between the need for rigid command on the one ... Read More

EMERGENCE

Emergence

The role of knowledge workers in our society is an increasing focus of press and academic attention. Letiche suggests that knowledge workers often both work in and create “McDonaldized” simulacra, i.e. spaces for action that are less than... Read More

EMERGENCE

Reiterating experimentation

Experimentation in the face of uncertainty is a complex systems answer to the established notions of risk and loss avoidance in the financial arena. Bay and Bäckius are adding to the traditional conceptions of experimentation the notions of ment... Read More

with PER B√ĄCKIUS

EMERGENCE

Dialoging

Dialog is an important and often overlooked managerial tool. While little of the traditional organization science literature as yet delves into dialog, the same cannot be said for the more philosophical literature found in the humanities. This articl... Read More

EMERGENCE

Freedom and uncertainty

The future only exists in the now. Such Cooperian metaphors are the foundation of sensemaking in the following article. Molderez's work represents a unique form of European postmodern metaphorical thought surrounding complexity and sensemaking. Benea... Read More

EMERGENCE

Fixing futures?

Lilley and Lightfoot examine a number of rhetorical accounts of the emergence and virtue of “futures” markets. They attempt to unpack the variety of legitimatory discourses that surround such markets to examine the precarious balance betw... Read More

with SIMON LILLEY

EMERGENCE

The argumentative aspects of skill and skilled activity

Drawing on a dialogical approach to skill that highlights the social, contextually situated, creative and responsive nature of skilled activity and narrative and nonnarrative features, this article focuses on the non-narrative or argumentative aspect... Read More

EMERGENCE

Automated lines and 'modern' times

Who controls what gets defined as skill or knowledge can be an indeterminate struggle in many organizations. Knights and McCabe attempt to understand conflicting interpretations of skills and knowledge around the introduction of a new automated produ... Read More

with DARREN MCCABE