Friendship and organizational analysis: toward a research agenda
Grey, Christopher and Sturdy, Andrew. (2007) Friendship and organizational analysis: toward a research agenda. Journal of Management Inquiry, Vol.16 (No.2). pp. 157-172. ISSN 1056-4926Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1056492606295500
Recent developments in organizational analysis have done much to fill out the dry, textbook image of rational,formal structures, Yet on one of the commonest kinds of organizational experience-friendship-organizational analysis has remained virtually silent. By contrast, within the wider social science literature some writers have recently accorded greater importance to friendship as a social phenomenon. This article suggests that organizational analysis would be well served by doing the same. To this end, the article explores what this might entail and identifies some of the issues that it could illuminate, both empirically and theoretically. In particular, it presents friendship as a folk concept, which recognizes the situational variability of its form, experience, and connectedness with other forms of relationship. In doing so, the article will help define and open lip a focus for future research into friendship and organizational analysis.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Management Inquiry|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications, Inc.|
|Official Date:||June 2007|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 157-172|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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