December 9, 2001
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.
The ten articles featured illustrate the development of the concept, from its Jazz-based origins to its contemporary application within specific organizational fields.
Organizational improvisation is now emerging as one of the most important areas of organizational science, and this book provides a comprehensive collection of works, showing both the theoretical underpinnings and illustrating the practical application of these concepts in real organizations.
Ken N. Kamoche is Associate Professor at City University of Hong Kong. His research has appeared in various journals, and he has published two previous books, Sociological Paradigms and Human Resources, and Understanding Human Resource Management.
Miguel Pina e Cunha is Assistant Professor at the Faculdade de Economia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He researches, and has been widely published, in the fields of organizational change and improvisation.
Joao Vieira de Cunha is a PhD student at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Organizational Change Management and the International Journal of Management Reviews.