ABSTRACT

The relatively new field of organizational improvisation is concerned with the pressures on organizations to react continually to today's ever-changing environment. Organizational improvisation has important implications for such subjects as product innovation, teamworking and organizational renewal, and this new book brings together some of the best and most thought-provoking papers published in recent years. This area is now emerging as one of the most important in organizational science, and this book provides a comprehensive collection suitable for students, researchers and practitioners alike.

chapter 1|12 pages

Introduction and overview

ByK.N.KAMOCHE, M.P.CUNHA AND J.V.CUNHA

chapter 2|14 pages

Jazz as a process of organizational innovation

ByD.T.BASTIEN AND T.J.HOSTAGER

chapter 3|22 pages

Making sense of improvisation

ByM.M.CROSSAN AND M.SORRENTI

chapter 5|22 pages

Exploring the empty spaces of organizing

chapter 6|42 pages

Organizational improvisation

chapter 10|32 pages

The art of continuous change

chapter 11|34 pages

The convergence of planning and execution

chapter 12|14 pages

Once again: what, when, how and why