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Management Fashion Adoption

Sensemaking and Identity Construction in Individual Managers’ Adoption Accounts

Authors: Rüling, Charles-Clemens

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Contemporary management is marked by fads and fashions. While the production and diffusion of popular management concepts have over the last years received considerable attention in academic and applied research, the adoption side of management fashions remains largely unexplored.

Charles-Clemens Rüling looks at the driving forces behind the adoption of management fashions in organizations. On the basis of a broad literature review and an empirical exploration of individual managers' adoption accounts he shows how managers tie themselves and their careers to popular concepts such as Total Quality Management, Business Process Reengineering, or Knowledge Management. Particular emphasis is put on the impact of these concepts and their rhetoric on individual managers' sensemaking activities and the construction of their professional identities.

About the authors

Charles-Clemens Rüling studierte Wirtschaftswissenschaften und Soziologie in St. Gallen und Genf und promovierte an der Universität Genf bei Prof. Dr. Gilbert J. B. Probst. Er ist Professor für Management an der Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Grenoble.

Charles-Clemens Rüling studied business administration and sociology at the Universities of St. Gallen and Geneva and holds doctorate in social and economic sciences from the University of Geneva. He is a professor of management at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Setting the stage

    Rüling, Charles-Clemens

    Pages 1-20

  • Theoretical foundations

    Rüling, Charles-Clemens

    Pages 21-65

  • Towards a conceptual framework

    Rüling, Charles-Clemens

    Pages 67-96

  • Research methods

    Rüling, Charles-Clemens

    Pages 97-128

  • Participants and adoption accounts

    Rüling, Charles-Clemens

    Pages 129-171

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eBook $54.99
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Softcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-8244-7647-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management Fashion Adoption
Book Subtitle
Sensemaking and Identity Construction in Individual Managers’ Adoption Accounts
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Deutscher Universitätsverlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-663-10707-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-663-10707-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8244-7647-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 287
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