Year 2019, Volume 4 , Issue 1, Pages 16 - 45 2019-07-15

Starting Points for a Relational Approach to Organizational Theory: An Overview

Scott Eacott [1]


Classic organizational theories build on substantialist assumptions and grant ontological status to organizations. Relational theorizing provides germinal resources for an epistemological breakthrough in how we come to understand organizations and organizing. This paper, based on my 2018 book ‘Beyond leadership: A relational approach to organizational theory in education’, serves two purposes. First, it provides an overview of the relational research program – both the methodological framing and the three key intellectual resources of ‘organizing activity’, ‘auctor’, and ‘spatio-temporal conditions’. Second, it serves as the stimulus paper for the contributors to this Special Issue dedicated to dialogue and debate on the potential contribution of the relational research program to the field of educational administration and leadership

Relational, auctor, organizing activity, spatiotemporal conditions, organizational theory
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Makaleler
Authors

Author: Scott Eacott (Primary Author)
Institution: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia


Dates

Publication Date : July 15, 2019

Bibtex @research article { real589069, journal = {Research in Educational Administration and Leadership}, issn = {}, eissn = {2564-7261}, address = {}, publisher = {Dokuz Eylul University}, year = {2019}, volume = {4}, pages = {16 - 45}, doi = {10.30828/real/2019.1.2}, title = {Starting Points for a Relational Approach to Organizational Theory: An Overview}, key = {cite}, author = {Eacott, Scott} }
APA Eacott, S . (2019). Starting Points for a Relational Approach to Organizational Theory: An Overview. Research in Educational Administration and Leadership , 4 (1) , 16-45 . DOI: 10.30828/real/2019.1.2
MLA Eacott, S . "Starting Points for a Relational Approach to Organizational Theory: An Overview". Research in Educational Administration and Leadership 4 (2019 ): 16-45 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/real/issue/46944/589069>
Chicago Eacott, S . "Starting Points for a Relational Approach to Organizational Theory: An Overview". Research in Educational Administration and Leadership 4 (2019 ): 16-45
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ISNAD Eacott, Scott . "Starting Points for a Relational Approach to Organizational Theory: An Overview". Research in Educational Administration and Leadership 4 / 1 (July 2019): 16-45 . https://doi.org/10.30828/real/2019.1.2
AMA Eacott S . Starting Points for a Relational Approach to Organizational Theory: An Overview. REAL is a scholarly a peer-reviewed publication. 2019; 4(1): 16-45.
Vancouver Eacott S . Starting Points for a Relational Approach to Organizational Theory: An Overview. Research in Educational Administration and Leadership. 2019; 4(1): 45-16.