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Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations : Contributions from French Pragmatist Sociology

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Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations : Contributions from French Pragmatist Sociology
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Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations
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Contributions from French Pragmatist Sociology
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This volume explores how mobilizing Boltanski and Thévenot's economies of worth framework, and its associated concepts of justification, evaluation and critique, help address questions regarding the premises and dynamics of coordinated action, both within and across organizations, and by so doing help advance our understanding
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Research in the Sociology of Organizations
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Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations : Contributions from French Pragmatist Sociology
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Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations : Contributions from French Pragmatist Sociology
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  • Front Cover -- Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations: Contributions from French Pragmatist Sociology -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Editorial Advisory Board -- Section I - Introduction -- Justification, Evaluation and Critique in the Study of Organizations: An Introduction to the Volume -- Intellectual Origins of the Economies of Worth -- Economies of Worth: A Conceptual Grammar -- Managing Organizational Pluralism: How Individuals Navigate Moral Contradictions and Compromise -- Looking at Organizations Critically: Rhetoric, Justification and Criticism-as-Practice -- Reconsidering Valuation and Evaluation in Organizations -- Pushing the Boundaries of Pragmatic Sociology's Agenda -- Concluding Thoughts: Where to from Here? -- Conclusion -- References -- Section II - Managing Organizational Pluralism: How Individuals Navigate Moral Contradictions and Compromise -- When Orders of Worth Clash: Negotiating Legitimacy in Situations of Moral Multiplexity -- Introduction -- Moral Legitimacy in Organization Theory: Conformity and Fit -- Weberian Approaches -- Parsonian Approaches -- Neo-Institutional Approaches -- Institutional Logics -- From Conformity to Dialogue: Communicative Approach -- A Framework for Moral Justification: Orders of Worth -- Focus on the Moral -- Focus on Agency and Dialogical Resources -- Higher Common Principle -- Temporary Truces -- Processual View of Moral Legitimacy -- Differential Power and Capability -- Investment -- Towards a Process Model of Negotiation Moral Legitimacy -- Uncertainty as a Challenge to Established Worth -- Contentiousness due to Social Movements -- Legitimacy Crises Triggered by External Jolts -- Unique Situations -- Negotiating Moral Legitimacy through Dialogue -- Negotiating a Compromise -- Negotiating Transcendence -- Negotiating Antagonism
  • Legitimacy: Scope and Certainty -- Scope -- Certainty -- Types of Moral Legitimacy Emerging from Dialogue -- Compromise Creates Fragile Legitimacy -- Transcendence Creates Strong Legitimacy -- Antagonism Creates Niche Legitimacy -- Discussion and Conclusion -- Contributions -- Implications for Research -- Notes -- References -- Co-Operatives, Compromises, and Critiques: What Do French Co-Operators Tell Us about Individual Responses to Pluralism? -- Introduction -- Individual Responses to Pluralism and the Sociology of Conventions -- Individual Responses to Pluralism -- The Sociology of Conventions as a New Approach to Individual Responses to Pluralism -- Data and Methods -- Empirical Setting -- Data Collection -- Data Analysis -- Findings -- Principle 2 - Democratic Member Control: Articulation of the Civic and Industrial Worlds -- Principle 3 - Member Economic Participation: Articulation of the Civic and Market Worlds -- Principle 6 - Co-Operation among Co-Operatives: Articulation of the Civic and Market Worlds -- Principles 7 and 8 - Concern for Community, and Member Benefit: Distinct Articulations of the Civic World -- A Threefold Typology: Pragmatic, Reformist, and Political Instantiations of Co-Operation -- Discussion and Conclusion -- Characterizing Individual Responses to Pluralism through Critiques -- Pluralism within a Single Logic and the "How" of Logic Adherence -- Instantiations as Comprehensive Individual Responses to a Set of Principles -- Contributions to Co-Operative Studies -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendix A: The Orders of Worth and Associated Features -- Appendix B: Co-Operative Identity, Values and Principles (ICA, 1995) -- Appendix C: Description of Participants -- Appendix D: Description of Worker Co-operatives -- Section III - Looking at Organizations Critically: Rhetoric, Justification and Criticism-as-Practice
  • 'Public' versus 'Natural' Grammars: Complex Domination in the Financial Intermediation Industry -- Introduction -- Making Sense of Complex Domination -- Pragmatic Sociology and Power -- Boltanski's Critique: Complex Domination through Dominating by Change and Interventions of a Managerial Nature -- Thévenot's Engagements: Tyrannies of One Regime of Engagement Relative to Another -- Lemieux's Grammars: Examining Complex Domination using a Situated Critique -- Using Lemieux's Approach to Study Complex Domination -- Methods: An Ethnographic Study Focusing on Actors' Self-Description of the Financial Intermediation Industry -- Justifying Case Selection -- Context -- Data -- Data Analysis -- Results: Building an Internal Critique of Financial Intermediation -- The Grammars of Financial Intermediation: Public Grammar -- The Grammars of Financial Intermediation: Natural Grammar -- Providing a Service as Tailored as Possible to Clients' Needs -- Building and Maintaining Trustworthy Relationships -- Acting with Accepted Market Practices -- Markets Are a Level-Playing Field Where Competition Rules Everything -- The Grammars of Financial Intermediation: Realistic Grammar -- From Incompatible Grammars to Complex Domination in the Financial Intermediation Industry -- Formatting and Impeding Critique -- Proliferation of Tests according to the Public Jurisdiction -- Discussion -- Towards a Better Understanding of Power Originated by Complex Domination in Organizations -- The Power of Justification Mechanisms at the Individual Level Analysis -- Implications for Critical Perspectives on Financial Organizations -- A Critical Approach to Power in Finance -- An Internal Critique of the Field of Financial Intermediation -- Notes -- References -- Re-Producing a Neoliberal Political Regime: Competing Justifications and Dominance in Disputing Fracking
  • Public Disputes: Justifications and Discursive Strategies -- The Study -- Fracking in the United Kingdom -- Data Collection: UK Parliamentary Inquiries into Fracking -- Data Analysis -- Findings -- Justifications for and against Fracking -- Discursive Strategies Underlying the Contestation of Fracking -- Discursive Strategies Confirming Reality: The Political Regime -- Discussion -- Discursive Strategies and Confirmation of Reality -- Justifications and a Hierarchy of Goods -- Domination and Political Regimes -- Conclusion -- References -- Capital and Carbon: The Shifting Common Good Justification of Energy Regimes -- Introduction -- Social Science, Theory, and Energy -- The Energetic Foundations of Societies -- Concentrated Energy Enables Industrial Society, Changes Justifications -- An Energy Problematic -- Looking at the Earth: Satellite Imagery Changes Perception -- Ecological Thinking and the Environmental Movement -- Hydrocarbon and Strategic Interests -- Industrial Pollution Becomes Visible and Problematic -- Re-Valuing Energy: Competing Conceptions of Energy's Role in Society -- Global Politics and Justified Energy -- Discussion and Conclusions -- Back to the Future -- Notes -- References -- Section IV - Reconsidering Valuation and Evaluation in Organizations -- Accounting Values, Controversies, and Compromises in Tests of Worth -- Introduction -- Situating Accounting in the EW Tool Box: Compromise and Controversy -- Accounting as a Qualified Object -- Accounting in Tests of Worth: The Performativity of Valuation -- Accounting in Compromise Situations -- Two Empirical Settings -- Illustrative Study 1: Managing Multiplicity -- Illustrative Study 2: Redesigning the Accounting Test -- Arriving at a Compromise of Worths -- The SET as a Test of Worths in Compromise -- Applying the SET Model in Practice -- Discussion and Conclusion -- Notes
  • References -- Commercializing Academic Knowledge in a Business School: Orders of Worth and Value Assemblages -- Conceptual Background: Knowledge Commercialization, Valuation, and Orders of Worth -- Knowledge Commercialization as a Valuation Exercise -- Orders of Worth as Bases for Valuation -- Research Context and Methods -- Research Context -- Data Collection -- Data Analysis -- Project 1: The Business Simulation -- Summary of the Project and Its Commercialization Trajectory -- A Synergistic Assemblage within Academia -- Transfer beyond Academia: Tensions Underlying the Effort to Extend the Assemblage -- Project 2: The Change Management Tool -- Summary of the Project and Its Commercialization Trajectory -- The Transfer Process: Tensions between Worlds of Worth during Commercialization -- Emergence of a Synergistic Assemblage -- Discussion and Conclusion -- References -- Section V - Pushing the Boundaries of Pragmatic Sociology's Theoretical Agenda -- An Ecological Justification? Conflicts in the Development of Nature. -- The Invocation of Nature -- The Cover of Nature and Confrontation between Actors -- Actors with Many Voices -- Protean Defence Associations -- The Many Languages of Government -- The Generalisation of Interests -- Nature in the Polity -- From Defence of Personal Goods to a Concern for the Planet -- A Personal Good -- The Good of a Small Group -- Extension of the Common Good -- Generalised Consequences in the Future -- The Ecological Argument and Its Adjustment to the Available forms of the Common Good -- Respect of Domestic Heritage and Quality of Life -- From the Ineffable Beauty of a Place to the Harmony of the Landscape -- Celebrating Nature, and Celebrities: Media Coverage of the Ecological Cause -- The Market Value of Ecological Goods -- Industrial Efficiency and the Technical Approach to the Environment
  • The Environment at the Centre of the Democratic Debate
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