Organizing

Authored by: Karen Lee Ashcraft , Pushkala Prasad

The Handbook of Communication History

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415892599
eBook ISBN: 9780203149119
Adobe ISBN: 9781136514319

10.4324/9780203149119.ch22

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Abstract

Historically, the study of organization entails ahistorical inquiry. Or at least, this is the usual impression. Especially in overview texts, we of course acknowledge the rise of modern organization as an important historical phenomenon, as well as the history of ideas and practices in and around organizations. But the bulk of actual research tends to take contemporary features of organizing for granted, as if their existence is self-evident and timeless.

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