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Title Justification, evaluation and critique in the study of organizations : contributions from French pragmatist sociology / edited by Charlotte Cloutier, Jean-Pascal Gond, Bernard Leca
Edition First edition
Published Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017
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Series Research in the sociology of organizations ; volume 52
Research in the sociology of organizations ; v. 52
Contents Front Cover; Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations: Contributions from French Pragmatist Sociology; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Contributors; Editorial Advisory Board; Section I -- Introduction; Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations: An Introduction to the Volume; Intellectual Origins of the Economies of Worth; Economies of Worth: A Conceptual Grammar; Managing Organizational Pluralism: How Individuals Navigate Moral Contradictions and Compromise
Individual Responses to Pluralism and the Sociology of ConventionsIndividual Responses to Pluralism; The Sociology of Conventions as a New Approach to Individual Responses to Pluralism; Data and Methods; Empirical Setting; Data Collection; Data Analysis; Findings; Principle 2 -- Democratic Member Control: Articulation of the Civic and Industrial Worlds; Principle 3 -- Member Economic Participation: Articulation of the Civic and Market Worlds; Principle 6 -- Co-Operation among Co-Operatives: Articulation of the Civic and Market Worlds
Looking at Organizations Critically: Rhetoric, Justification and Criticism-as-PracticeReconsidering Valuation and Evaluation in Organizations; Pushing the Boundaries of Pragmatic Sociology's Agenda; Concluding Thoughts: Where to from Here?; Conclusion; References; Section II -- Managing Organizational Pluralism: How Individuals Navigate Moral Contradictions and Compromise; When Orders of Worth Clash: Negotiating Legitimacy in Situations of Moral Multiplexity; Introduction; Moral Legitimacy in Organization Theory: Conformity and Fit; Weberian Approaches; Parsonian Approaches
Negotiating Moral Legitimacy through DialogueNegotiating a Compromise; Negotiating Transcendence; Negotiating Antagonism; Legitimacy: Scope and Certainty; Scope; Certainty; Types of Moral Legitimacy Emerging from Dialogue; Compromise Creates Fragile Legitimacy; Transcendence Creates Strong Legitimacy; Antagonism Creates Niche Legitimacy; Discussion and Conclusion; Contributions; Implications for Research; Notes; References; Co-Operatives, Compromises, and Critiques: What Do French Co-Operators Tell Us about Individual Responses to Pluralism?; Introduction
Neo-Institutional ApproachesInstitutional Logics; From Conformity to Dialogue: Communicative Approach; A Framework for Moral Justification: Orders of Worth; Focus on the Moral; Focus on Agency and Dialogical Resources; Higher Common Principle; Temporary Truces; Processual View of Moral Legitimacy; Differential Power and Capability; Investment; Towards a Process Model of Negotiation Moral Legitimacy; Uncertainty as a Challenge to Established Worth; Contentiousness due to Social Movements; Legitimacy Crises Triggered by External Jolts; Unique Situations
Principles 7 and 8 -- Concern for Community, and Member Benefit: Distinct Articulations of the Civic World
Summary This volume explores how mobilizing Boltanski and Thévenot's economies of worth framework, and its associated concepts of justification, evaluation and critique, help address questions regarding the premises and dynamics of coordinated action, both within and across organizations, and by so doing help advance our understanding
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 12, 2017)
Subject Evaluation -- Social aspects.
Justification (Theory of knowledge)
Organizational sociology.
Sociology -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Cloutier, Charlotte, editor
Gond, Jean-Pascal, editor
Leca, Bernard, editor
ISBN 1787143791 (electronic bk.)
9781787143791 (electronic bk.)