Thirty years of organization studies: Enduring themes in a changing institutional field

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Abstract

Over its 30 years of existence, Organization Studies has embodied three enduring themes, namely: a desire and respect for diverse theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches; a concern with the study of organizations, organizing, and the organized in and between societies; sustaining an interdisciplinary range. These three interrelated themes constitute the core identity ofOrganization Studies and EGOS—indeed, constituting the idea of a distinctive European identity. The paper traces how these themes have survived as the field of academic scholarship and publishing in organization andmanagement has changed, in particular: the emergence of international business school ranking systems; the development of the US Academy ofManagement into a more and more international body; and even greater influence or hegemony of the United States in organizational and management scholarship.

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  • Change
  • Field
  • Organization Studies
  • Publishing
  • Scholarship

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  • C. R. Hinings

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