Introduction: The Reorganised Economy

Stephen Ackroyd

in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780199299249
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

Introduction: The Reorganised Economy


The question of the organizational composition of the economy is the central concern of this part of the book. Here the book offers a number of perspectives on the organizational basis of the national and international economy: it considers the way the economy of the advanced regions and their interrelations are now organizationally constituted and the implications this has for contemporary work. While the text here considers particular new forms of organizations, it differs from the older tradition of organizational studies in that the text aims to offer a new understanding of the social and organizational context that has given rise to such forms. Much has changed in the organization of the economy in the last quarter of a century. There is now greater specialization of activities by organizations, combined with greater interdependence among them. The average size of organizations has also decreased.

Keywords: organizational composition; organizational basis; economy; organizational context; organizational studies

Article.  5505 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Business Ethics

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