The Social Construction of Organization (Book Title)


Program Description:

This book brings together voices of social construction that connect most strongly with post-modern and post-structuralist themes, reflect 'new psychology' and centre processes as they make people and worlds. Our intention is not to pronounce some orthodoxy but rather to assist those who are relatively new to what is a huge, ever growing, multi-disciplinary field where 'social construction' means many different things. In very general terms, this book is about how to have more "human" organizations.(Copenhagen Business School Press 2006)


Sheila McNamee

Sheila McNamee is a professor of communication at the University of New Hampshire and a founder and board member of the Taos Institute. At the University of New Hampshire, she is the 2001 recipient of the Class of 1944 Professorship and the 2007 recipient of the Lindberg Award for Outstanding Scholar/Teacher. Her work is focused on dialogic transformation within a variety of social and institutional contexts including psychotherapy, organizations, education, healthcare, and local communities. She actively engages constructionist practices in a variety of contexts to bring communities of participants with diametrically opposing viewpoints together to create livable futures. Professor McNamee lectures and consults regularly, both nationally and internationally, for universities, private institutes, organizations, and communities.

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