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Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom

Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom

July 2007 | 656 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This ground breaking compendium of globally renowned thinkers systematically explores the characteristics of understanding, applying, and developing organizational and managerial wisdom.

Wisdom is among the most complex and profound concepts in our vernacular. It represents the epitome of human development and conduct, characterizing the most enlightened and successful people and collectives. Yet its systematic analyses and application to professional pursuits has been extremely elusive. This is particularly true with regard to the domain or organization management, as evidenced by preoccupations with information and knowledge as well as business headlines replete with tales of poor judgment and questionable morality. The Handbook of Organizational Wisdom integrates the insights of some of the field's most respected thinkers to further our understanding of its essential characteristics, consider how it might be practically applied, and explore how it might be developed.

Karl E. Weick
Eric H. Kessler and James R. Bailey
Introduction - Understanding, Applying and Developing Organizational and Managerial Wisdom
Part I: Logic
Jennifer Jordan and Robert J. Sternberg
Chapter 1 Individual Logic - Wisdom in Organizations: A Balance Theory Analysis
Tjai M. Nielsen, Amy C. Edmondson, and Eric Sundstrom
Chapter 2 Interpersonal Logic - Team Wisdom: Definition, Dynamics, and Applications
Paul R. Lawrence
Chapter 3 Organizational Logic - Institutionalizing Wisdom in Organizations
Paul E. Bierly, III and Robert W. Kolodinsky
Chapter 4 Strategic Logic - Towards a Wisdom-Based Approach to Strategic Management
Part II: Ethics
Jean M. Bartunek and Jordi Trullen
Chapter 5 Individual Ethics - The Virtue of Prudence
Roy J. Lewicki
Chapter 6 Interpersonal Ethics - The Wise Negotiator
Jay Conger and Robert Hooijberg
Chapter 7 Organizational Ethics - Acting Wisely While Facing Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership
R. Edward Freeman, Laura Dunham, and John McVea
Chapter 8 Strategic Ethics - Strategy, Wisdom and Stakeholder Theory: A Pragmatic and Entrepreneurial View of Stakeholder Strategy
Part III: Aesthetics
Russell Cropanzano, Jordan Stein, and Barry M. Goldman
Chapter 9 Individual Aesthetics - Self-Interest
Richard E. Boyatzis
Chapter 10 Interpersonal Aesthetics - Emotional and Social Intelligence Competencies Are Wisdom in Practice
W. Warner Burke
Chapter 11 Organizational Aesthetics - Aesthetics and Wisdom in the Practice of Organizational Development
Angelo S. DeNisi and Carrie A. Belsito
Chapter 12 Strategic Aesthetics - Wisdom and Human Resource Management
Part IV: Epistemology
Dennis A. Gioia
Chapter 13 Individual Epistemology - Interpretive Wisdom
P. Christopher Earley and Lynn R. Offermann
Chapter 14 Interpersonal Epistemology - Wisdom, Culture, and Organizations
Peter B. Vaill
Chapter 15 Organizational Epistemology - Interpersonal Relations in Organizations and the Emergence of Wisdom
Arnoud De Meyer
Chapter 16 Strategic Epistemology - Innovation and Organizational Wisdom
Part V: Metaphysics
Nigel Nicholson
Chapter 17 Individual Metaphysics - The Getting of Wisdom: Self-Conduct, Personal Identity and Wisdom Across the Life Span
Tyrone S. Pitsis and Stewart R. Clegg
Chapter 18 Interpersonal Metaphysics - "We Live in a Political World": The Paradox of Managerial Wisdom
Nancy J. Adler
Chapter 19 Organizational Metaphysics - Global Wisdom and the Audacity of Hope
Cynthia V. Fukami
Chapter 20 Strategic Metaphysics - Can Wisdom be Taught?
Part VI: Synthesizing Commentary
Edwin A. Locke
Chapter 21 Wisdom: Objectivism as the Proper Philosophy for Living on Earth
Robert Chia and Robin Holt
Chapter 22 Wisdom as Learned Ignorance: Integrating East-West Perspectives
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors

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