TITLE

PROCESS STUDIES OF CHANGE IN ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT: UNVEILING TEMPORALITY, ACTIVITY, AND FLOW

AUTHOR(S)
LANGLEY, ANN; SMALLMAN, CLIVE; TSOUKAS, HARIDIMOS; VAN DE VEN, ANDREW H.
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
Academy of Management Journal;Feb2013, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Process studies focus attention on how and why things emerge, develop, grow, or terminate over time. We identify various ontological assumptions underlying process research, explore its methods and challenges, and draw out some of its substantive contributions revealed in this Special Research Forum on Process Studies of Change in Organization and Management. Process studies take time seriously, illuminate the role of tensions and contradictions in driving patterns of change, and show how interactions across levels contribute to change. They may also reveal the dynamic activity underlying the maintenance and reproduction of stability.
ACCESSION #
86645735

 

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