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New Directions in Management Studies, a 'Manifesto'

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The NuDIMS (New Directions in Management Studies) group is concerned with exploring a range of perspectives that depart from conventional thinking about management theory and practice, and its role in the development of the contemporary world. The emphasis is on approaches to understanding management, organisation, business and technology that are based on social constructionist perspectives on the world (and, thus, centred on issues of process, meaning and power).

The group is particularly interested in empirically grounded work (regardless of whether this is based on qualitative or quantitative research approaches) that attempts to develop and extend theory and to relate it to management practice Contributions will be solicited from researchers working within a wide range of management disciplines (including organisation theory, accounting, information systems, marketing, industrial relations and HRM). To facilitate productive inter-disciplinary exchange, speakers will be encouraged to focus on the theoretical ideas that underpin their work and to demonstrate their practical usefulness for understanding aspects of organisational life.

Wakes of Innovation in Project Networks: The case of digital 3-D representations in architecture, engineering and construction

The most recent NuDIMS seminar was presented by Prof. Richard J. Boland, Jr. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Prof. Boland presented "Wakes of Innovation in Project Networks: The case of digital 3-D representations in architecture, engineering and construction" (Richard J. Boland et al., forthcoming Org Sci). See the event notice for further details.

The full "NuDIMS calendar of seminars (previous and approaching) is available here.

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