Download e-book for kindle: The Sense of Dissonance: Accounts of Worth in Economic Life by David Stark

By David Stark

ISBN-10: 0691132801

ISBN-13: 9780691132808

ISBN-10: 0691152489

ISBN-13: 9780691152486

What counts? In paintings, as in different parts of existence, it isn't regularly transparent what criteria we're being judged via or how our price is being decided. this is often disorienting and disconcerting. due to this, many businesses dedicate significant assets to restricting and clarifying the logics used for comparing worthy. yet as David Stark argues, businesses might frequently be , specifically in handling switch, in the event that they allowed a number of logics of worthy and didn't unavoidably discourage uncertainty. in reality, in lots of situations a number of orders of worthy are unavoidable, so companies and companies may still discover ways to harness some great benefits of such "heterarchy" instead of trying to purge it. Stark makes this argument with ethnographic case experiences of 3 businesses trying to do something about quick switch: a machine-tool corporation in past due and postcommunist Hungary, a new-media startup in ny in the course of and after the cave in of the net bubble, and a Wall highway funding financial institution whose buying and selling room was once destroyed on September 11. In every one case, the friction of competing standards of worthy promoted an organizational reflexivity that made it more uncomplicated for the corporate to alter and care for industry uncertainty. Drawing on John Dewey's suggestion that "perplexing occasions" offer possibilities for cutting edge inquiry, Stark argues that the dissonance of numerous ideas can result in discovery.

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