Management Fashion Adoption

Sensemaking and Identity Construction in Individual Managers’ Adoption Accounts

  • Authors
  • Charles-Clemens Rüling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Charles-Clemens Rüling
    Pages 1-20
  3. Charles-Clemens Rüling
    Pages 21-65
  4. Charles-Clemens Rüling
    Pages 67-96
  5. Charles-Clemens Rüling
    Pages 97-128
  6. Charles-Clemens Rüling
    Pages 129-171
  7. Charles-Clemens Rüling
    Pages 173-223
  8. Charles-Clemens Rüling
    Pages 225-263
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 277-287

About this book


Contemporary management is marked by fads and fashions. While the production and diffusion of popular management concepts have over the last years received considerable attention in academic and applied research, the adoption side of management fashions remains largely unexplored.

Charles-Clemens Rüling looks at the driving forces behind the adoption of management fashions in organizations. On the basis of a broad literature review and an empirical exploration of individual managers' adoption accounts he shows how managers tie themselves and their careers to popular concepts such as Total Quality Management, Business Process Reengineering, or Knowledge Management. Particular emphasis is put on the impact of these concepts and their rhetoric on individual managers' sensemaking activities and the construction of their professional identities.


Business Change Management Identität Innovation Management Managementmode Manager Organisation Organisationen Qualitätsmanagement Stiftung Total Quality Management Total-Quality-Management (TQM) Veränderungsmanagement Wissensmanagement

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2002
  • Publisher Name Deutscher Universitätsverlag, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8244-7647-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-663-10707-1
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