E31: PROS Special - Process view and the symposium


Don't miss this conversation that Dmitrijs and Ella had with Professors Hari Tsoukas and Ann Langley at the wonderful PROS 2017 Conference! In the second special from this symposium, we talk about process view in general and PROS, as an academic congregation, in particular. At the end of the episode, Hari and Ann say a few words about the next conference, it's theme and the motivation behind it.

Winner of June Prize Draw!


Please join us in Congratulating Jarryd Daymond of University of Sydney, winner of inaugural TAOP Prize Draw and proud owner of a very special signed copy of Mats Alvesson's and Andre Spicer's book 'Stupidity Paradox'! 

If you'd like to follow in Jarryd's historical footsteps, look out for future prize draws on the podcast and our social media accounts!

E30: Corporate Culturalism (Part 2)


Please join us for the final instalment of Episode 30 and Season 3 where we discuss the relationship between George Orwell's classic 1984 and Corporate Culturalism as discussed by Hugh Willmott and Peter Fleming in their JMS Classics. Specifically, we talk about such things as newspeak and technology, as well as the inherent paradox of independence/autonomy critiqued in the articles!  

E30: Corporate Culturalism (Part 1)

Please join us for this (much delayed) conversation about Hugh Willmott's extraordinarily interesting critique of corporate culturalism - a movement within management thought that sees organizational culture and normative control as the primary means of organizing a workforce! In the first part of the episode we work on developing a common footing and a deeper understanding of what corporate culturalism is, as well as provide some examples (like Uber) and offer reflections on how this concept plays out in 'real life'. 

Don't miss the final episode of Season 3, the first episode with Yousaf (who handles TAOP social media), and the very first episode on Critical Management Studies!

E29: Summary of Herb Simon's JMS Classic


Join Tom for a summary of our conversation with the wonderful Denise Rousseau about Herbert Simon's JMS Classic on Business Schools! Make sure to listen to this one if you don't have the time to get through the main episode just yet as the discussion about management education and the many underlying factors that we have had with Denise is really key!

E29: Designing Business Schools, by Herb Simon (Part 2)


In this part of the conversation with the wonderful Denise Rousseau we plunge into the deep end of what business schools are for, what are the moral foundations for management education, the role and value of authority, and the dichotomy between individual vs environmental interpretation of a person. We also discuss the relationship of business schools with actual businesses and talk about coaching and development. All in all, a fascinating episode full of reflections about management as a profession!

Announcement: First ever TAOP Prize Draw!

Listeners! We are so excited to announce a First ever official Talking About Organizations Prize Draw! Exciting!

All you need to do in order to enter is go on iTunes (or any other podcast directory you are listening through) and leave the podcast a review! As soon as you submit your review, we will enter you into a prize draw and one super lucky listener is going to win... (drumroll) a special signed copy of Stupidity Paradox by Mats Alvesson and Andre Spicer (signed by Mats Alvesson)! Wow! 

The book, contributed by Mats especially for this event, is not only an amazing text to have, but a historical piece of podcast memorabilia! So go out there and leave a review! Win a book! A signed book! Signed especially for you! Just make sure to do this before 30 June, when the Prize Draw will close!

E29: Designing Business Schools, by Herb Simon (Part 1)


Please join us for this very interesting conversation with the fascinating Denise Rousseau about Herbert Simon's JMS Classic - The Business School: A Problem in Organizational Design (1967). In this episode we touch upon the now pervasive issues of managerial education, the value of teaching administration, as well as the origins of how management became an institutionalized profession.

Also, learn about Herbert Simon as a person from anecdotes recounted by Denise, and hear what she has to say on these, and many other topics!