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Organization Theory and the Dilemmas of a Post-Corporate Economy

How Institutions Matter!

ISBN: 978-1-78635-432-7, eISBN: 978-1-78635-431-0

ISSN: 0733-558X

Publication date: 16 December 2016


Ubiquitous information and communication technologies are radically changing what organizations look like, and in many cases rendering formal organizations unsustainable. As ongoing organizations are replaced by supply chains and pop-up enterprises, we face renewed philosophical questions around ontology (what counts as a “firm?”), epistemology (can organizations know things?), and ethics (who can and should be held responsible in a world of dispersed enterprise?). Organization theorists have a number of advantages in helping construct both new theories and new institutions to help channel the economic forces unleased by ICTs for human benefit.



Davis, G.F. (2016), "Organization Theory and the Dilemmas of a Post-Corporate Economy", How Institutions Matter! (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 48B), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 311-322.



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