The integrative potential of process in a changing world: Introduction to a special issue on power, performativity and process

Barbara simpson, N Harding, Peter Fleming, Viviane Sergi, Anthony Hussenot

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Abstract

This editorial essay introduces a special issue that tackles the seemingly intractable challenge of re-conceptualizing power and performativity as continuously interweaving and co-emergent dynamics in the processes of organizing. It is in these processes, we argue, that new futures may be visibly made through the academic activism of our scholarly communities. We position our argument, and the six papers that comprise this special issue, in relation to Rosi Braidotti’s framing of Humanism, anti-humanism and the posthuman. We also suggest some future lines of inquiry to move studies of organizing forward into a posthuman world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1775-1794
Number of pages20
Volume42
No.12
Specialist publicationOrganization Studies
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge the rich discussions that we had with those who participated in the activities of the EGOS Standing Working Group on ?Doing process research?, which became the motivation for this Special Issue. We also thank previous Editors-in-Chief, Trish Reay and Daniel Hjorth, for their enthusiastic support throughout this process, and the current Editors-in-Chief, Renate Meyer and Paolo Quattrone, for helping us across the finish line. And of course, Sophia Tzagaraki is a force of Nature who we could not do without. The author(s) received no financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Author(s) 2021.

Keywords

  • posthuman
  • power with performativity
  • process ontology
  • visibly making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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