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Relational perspectives in organizational studies : a research companion
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Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006


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30000010160908 HD58.7 R444 2006 Open Access Book Book

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The contributors to this highly innovative and authoritative research companion, leading experts in their field, apply relational analyses to different areas of organization studies and provide a comprehensive review of the relational perspectives. The book features empirical, theoretical, philosophical and methodological contributions from a wide spectrum of disciplinary perspectives on relationality in and around organizations. They explore areas such as:* relational self and dynamic organizing * social relational contexts and self-organizing inequality * learning and knowledge creation * stress and burnout* identities in organizations* trust and commitment in the market * venturing as a relational process * coordinating work through relationships of shared knowledge, shared goals and mutual respect* relational approaches and social constructionism* relational methods in organization studies* relational cohesion model of organizational commitment* interorganizational cooperation between non-profit organizations.Filling a gap in the organizational studies literature, the truly relational approach to the study of organizational behaviours and processes in this highly original research companion will be invaluable to academics, students and researchers with an interest in organizational studies.

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Edited by Olympia Kyriakidou, Department of Business Administration, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece and Mustafa F. √Ėzbilgin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Brunel University, UK