PUTTING GIDDENS INTO ACTION - SOCIAL-SYSTEMS AND MANAGERIAL AGENCY
UNSPECIFIED. (1992) PUTTING GIDDENS INTO ACTION - SOCIAL-SYSTEMS AND MANAGERIAL AGENCY. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 29 (6). pp. 693-712. ISSN 0022-2380Full text not available from this repository.
This article examines the influence of Anthony Giddens on recent work in management studies, especially the contribution of his structurationist perspective to understanding managerial agency. A citation analysis and discussion of prominent exponents such as Ranson et al. (1980), Andrew Pettigrew and Hugh Willmott, concludes that Giddens' influence is substantial but lop-sided. Giddens' concern for the intersection and tension between different social systems has been particularly neglected. Drawing cn the insights of current 'institutionalist' studies of societal influences on organizations, the article builds a structurationist account of managerial agency that is founded on the contradictions within and between different social systems. The article ends by considering the implications of this structurationist account for current concerns with managerial leadership, organizational symbolism and strategic choice.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 693-712|
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