Poetic Logic of Administration by Kaj Skoldberg
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Poetic Logic of Administration
By Kaj Skoldberg

The Poetic Logic of Administration

Styles and Changes of Style in the Art of Organizing

By (author) See other recent books by Kaj Skoldberg
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $271.00
Your Price: $243.90 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $27.10! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $12.20 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Poetic Logic of Administration by Kaj Skoldberg

Book Description

The Poetic Logic of Administration is an investigation of the most important organizational forms of our time, theoretically as well as practically. Central to the presentation are four main trends: the rational bureaucracy, the human network, the harmonious system and the strong culture. The book provides a new and challenging picture of these organizational forms. Difficult to capture in common logical terms, they appear to follow a certain pattern: a 'poetic logic'. They are, for example, enacted as various literary dramas: comedy, tragedy etc. They are also marked by different conceptions of the world - such as the metaphorical and the ironic - and by different explanatory ideals. Kaj Skoldberg's book contains a rhetorical analysis of the styles of modern administration and the changes they have undergone. This is a groundbreaking work, offering new interpretations and critical re-evaluations of the individual approaches to organization, including their 'gurus' and current importance, within the framework of a highly-original, overarching analysis. No previous book has tried to capture the major forms of organizing, and their dynamics, in terms of their rhetorical master tropes, main narrative genres, and explanatory ideals, and also uses this as an interpretive scheme for understanding individual organizational theories and practices within those main approaches. Examples are given from both the private and the public sectors and various forms of efficiency and effectiveness are also discussed.

Buy Poetic Logic of Administration book by Kaj Skoldberg from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780415270021
ISBN-10: 0415270022
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Kaj Skoldberg

Reflexive Methodology by Kaj Skoldberg Reflexive Methodology, Paperback (September 2009)

Presenting complex issues in an easy-to-understand way, the Second Edition is the guide on how to put field research in perspective, with attention to the interpretive, political and rhetorical nature of empirical research.

» View all books by Kaj Skoldberg

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Poetic Logic of Administration book by Kaj Skoldberg and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Kaj Skoldberg close
Poetic Logic of Administration by Kaj Skoldberg
Reflexive Methodology by Kaj Skoldberg
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close