Analyzing organization through disagreements: the concept of managerial controversy
Hussenot, Anthony (2014), Analyzing organization through disagreements: the concept of managerial controversy, Journal of Organizational Change Management, 27, 3, p. 373-390. 10.1108/JOCM-01-2012-0006
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Dauphine Recherches en Management [DRM]
Abstract (EN)Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop the concept of managerial controversy. This concept focusses on organizational disagreements in order to understand the emergence of organization, and also postulates that researchers can better understand organizational phenomena through the ruptures that occur in an organization's everyday activities. Design/methodology/approach – While the concept of controversy was initially developed to understand the emergence of outputs, this paper develops the concept of managerial controversy in order to understand the emergence of ways of working. Findings – The concept of managerial controversy demonstrates that the authors can improve the understanding of organization by focussing on the disagreements, the associations of heterogeneous elements, the mediators, and the traces left by actors, as well as by considering the viewpoints of these actors. Research limitations/implications – The concept of managerial controversy can be used as a framework for describing the development of organization over time. This concept is suitable for management and organization scholars interested by issues related to organization and organizing. Originality/value – This paper offers an analytical framework for analyzing the emergence of organizational features from ruptures. Furthermore, the concept of managerial controversy extends to not only the literature of actor-network theory, but also to the literature related to organizing.
Subjects / KeywordsOrganisation; Débats et controverses; Changement organisationnel; Change; Disagreement; Managerial controversy; Organization; Organizing
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