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The Emergence of Novelty in Organizations

Raghu Garud, Barbara Simpson, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas


With the growing influence of discursive perspectives and of research on organizational discourse, business discourse, and narrative perspectives on organizing, organizational scholars are focusing increasing attention on the constitutive role of language and communication in organizational processes. This view conceptualizes language and communication as bringing organization into being, and is therefore inherently sympathetic to a process perspective. However, our understanding of the role of language in organizational processes and organizational action is still limited, partly due to the t ... More

Keywords: process perspective, novelty, narratives, discourse analysis, organizations, language, communication, organizational process, business discourse

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198728313
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728313.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raghu Garud, editor
Professor, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

Barbara Simpson, editor
Professor of Leadership and Organisational Dynamics, Strathclyde Business School

Ann Langley, editor
Professor, HEC Montréal

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1 Introduction

Raghu Garud, Barbara Simpson, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas

Part I The Emergence of Novelty

4 Imagination in Organizational Creativity

Aris Komporozos Athanasiou and Marianna Fotaki

5 Negotiating Novelty

Jaan Valsiner

9 Creativity at Work

Isabelle Bouty and Marie-Léandre Gomez

Part II Process Studies

11 After Mastery

Dvora Yanow

12 Conceptions of Process in Organization and Management

Jörgen Sandberg, Bernadette Loacker, and Mats Alvesson