Organizing: Skyscrapers and multitudes

Martin Parker*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose - The article aims to provoke debate about the organizational implications of international business. Design/methodology/approach - This is a conceptual argument relying on elements of social theory and contemporary politics. Findings - The paper finds that organizing is not a synonym for hierarchy, management or markets, though they are all examples of organization. Practical implications - The implication for research and practice is exploring alternatives to hierarchical market managerialism. Originality/value - Many arguments and comments are put forward, suggesting alternative ways of thinking about formal organizing and organizations and will be of interest to those in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-225
Number of pages6
JournalCritical Perspectives on International Business
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2007

Keywords

  • General management
  • Markets
  • Organizational structures
  • Work organization

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