The concepts of social sciences, social action and organizations as texts, are longer unfamiliar ones. The use of language in social analysis has made researchers acutely aware of the importance of language use, t only to contain and express experience but also to create second order accounts of these experiences. This way of using language to shape our kwledge and guide social action, it is urged, makes social action and organization a 'text'. Text/Work is an invative exploration of our understanding of the textual nature of organizational life, and considers the consequences of textual nature for organization studies. How can organizations be profitably written into textual forms? This is a bold investigation into a challenging and exciting area of study.
Stephen Linstead is Professor of Organizational Analysis at the University of Durham.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date of Publication
Business, Accounting & Vocational: Textbooks & Study Guides
Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society