Adaptation and Context
Edited by Anders Örtenblad
Over time management ideas and panaceas have been presented alternately as quick fix cures for all corporate ills and the emperor’s new clothes, beset by flaws and problems. This Handbook provides a different approach, suggesting that management ideas and panaceas should not be either adopted or rejected outright, but gives guidance in the art of assessing and applying management ideas and panaceas to various situations and contexts.
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- Chapter 1: Establishing the art of contextualizing management ideas and panaceas as a research field
- Chapter 2: The anatomy of managerial panaceas: ontology, epistemology and technology
- Chapter 3: Turning a management innovation into a management panacea: management ideas, concepts, fashions, practices and theoretical concepts
- Chapter 4: Putting panaceas into practice . . . or not: translating discourse into social practice in complex and contested terrains
- Chapter 5: Panacea or Pandora’s box? The role of fairness perceptions and interpersonal competitiveness in determining how pay secrecy affects individual task performance
- Chapter 6: The curious case of Japanese management: a nation as a panacea
- Chapter 7: The importance of context when applying social cognitive theory in organizations
- Chapter 8: The search for panaceas in Strategic Human Resource Management: a wrong turn for HRM research?
- Chapter 9: The art of constructive criticism
- Chapter 10: Changing the story: management panaceas as narrative interventions
- Chapter 11: Researcher intervention in the process of contextualizing fashionable management ideas: some previous experiences
- Chapter 12: A stakeholder approach to advising on the relevance of management ideas and panaceas
- Chapter 13: Conveying the adaptation of management panaceas: the case of management gurus
- Chapter 14: Neutralizing managerial panaceas: how universities cope with management fads
- Chapter 15: The creativity of organizations in taking corporate social responsibility: handling conflicting institutional demands
- Chapter 16: Excellence and intelligence: managing practice adaptation in organizations and fields
- Chapter 17: When a managerial panacea was translated rationally: the case of corporatization in the Swedish state-owned mail enterprise
- Chapter 18: Artistic interventions in organizations: beyond the fad
- Chapter 19: Good reading makes good action: nothing so practical as a managerial panacea?
- Chapter 20: Smuggling panaceas by management gurus: a critical approach
- Chapter 21: Empowering students to translate management panaceas
- Chapter 22: Management reforms as fashion? Critical remarks from a philosophy of science perspective
- Chapter 23: Theory as fashion: what are management ideas for?
- Chapter 24: Managerial panaceas, sensemaking and identity construction in contemporary organizations
- Chapter 25: Global wisdom: not a panacea, but absolutely necessary for transcending managerial failures
- Chapter 26: Towards a normative theory of contextualizing management ideas and panaceas
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