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Keynote paper: What can architectural research bring to organization theory?

Penn, A; (2006) Keynote paper: What can architectural research bring to organization theory? Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2006 - Procs 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference , 1 1 - 7.

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Abstract

As organisation theory has developed from its foundations in administration and management to incorporate sociological concepts, it has become subject to some of sociology's concerns with method. In particular the separability of people from organisational structures comes into question. Here I review the place of architectural research which studies the effects of the design of the built environment on the behaviour of individuals and organisations. I suggest that as modern organisation theory conceives of the organisation as an emergent phenomenon, the role of the designer as a key actor needs to be incorporated alongside other management roles.

Type:Article
Title:Keynote paper: What can architectural research bring to organization theory?
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Built Environment Faculty Office

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