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An Actor's Approach to Management Conceptual framework and company practices

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An Actor's Approach to Management is a contribution to the development of methods and practices for handling the complexity and non-linearity of organisational processes. The basic premises are that the individual person possesses creativity and problem solving skills that can be used in a constructive way in his/her daily work-life and that organisations can become more competitive if the management is capable of acknowledging these abilities. The challenge for management is to encourage employees to be innovative and to take on responsibility for organisational concerns in their work.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Actor-based managemet - long-term and sustainable management (Bo Prangsgaard)

Chapter 1. Introduction (Morten Jakobsen, Inga-Lill Johansson & Hanne Nørreklit)
Chapter 2. Actors and reality: a conceptual framework for creative governance (Lennart Nørreklit)
Chapter 3. An actor-based strategy of growth - becoming a nationwide bank (Lennart Nørreklit & Poul Israelsen)
Chapter 4. Constructing topos in inter-organisational relationships by means of management technologies (Morten Jakobsen)
Chapter 5. Actor-based management - the Tesco way (Gudrun Baldvinsdottir, Inga-Lill Johansson & Hanne Nørreklit)
Chapter 6. Colliding and disintegrated topoi as the result of intended integration (Peter Beusch)
Chapter 7. Managerial knowledge in a research-based medical company (Hanne Nørreklit & Lennart Nørreklit)
Chapter 8. Communication as means for deciding about realistic possibilities (Sten Jönsson & Inga-Lill Johansson)
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationKbh.
PublisherDjøf Forlag
Number of pages160
ISBN (Print)ISBN 978-87-574-2469-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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