The purpose of this paper is to use case study evidence to show that post‐bureaucracy is less marked by a discontinuity in surveillance than by its displacement and intensification.
The paper describes the complex changes that occurred at the International Development Research Center, a Canadian public corporation.
Fundamental clash of values is evident. The reform has brought about a “new order” which relies on a centralized model of governance. Moves towards the “post‐bureaucratic organization” have entailed intensified surveillance and produced a new structure of domination.
The paper argues that Anthony Giddens' theories of late modernity and structuration contain elements that explain the emergence of new organizational forms, their continuity and transformation.
Briand, L. and Bellemare, G. (2006), "A structurationist analysis of post‐bureaucracy in modernity and late modernity", Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 65-79. https://doi.org/10.1108/09534810610643695Download as .RIS
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