Encompassing stability and novelty in organization studies: an events-based approach

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_467038BC7C11
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Encompassing stability and novelty in organization studies: an events-based approach
Périodique
Organization Studies
Auteur(s)
Hussenot A., Missonier S.
ISSN
0170-8406
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
04/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
37
Numéro
4
Pages
523-546
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The stability versus novelty relationship remains a conundrum in organization studies, partly owing to conventional views of time and temporality. In this article, we address organization as a stability-novelty intertwinement through the lens of organizational events. The advantage of an events-based approach is that stability and novelty are expressed as parts of the same acts, and not different acts, which tends to be the assumption among mainstream theories of organization change. The events-based approach developed for this paper shows how the organization may be defined as a structure of past and anticipated events, defined and redefined on an ongoing basis. From a case study of the development of a competency management tool in a bank, we show how the intertwinement between stability and novelty is articulated through events throughout the project and how every event is both an act of stability and an act of change.
Mots-clé
Events-based approach, Novelty, Process philosophy, Stability, Time
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