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Hari Tsoukas

Biography

Previous appointments at the Manchester Business School, the University of Essex, the University of Strathclyde, and ALBA Graduate Business School (Greece). He works as the Columbia Ship Management Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Cyprus. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney Business School; Academic Adviser to the Hellenic Association of Chief Executive Officers; former Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies (2003-2008); and a co-founder and co-organizer of the acclaimed International Symposium on Process Organization Studies.

Research Interests

Organisational knowledge, learning, and sensemaking; practical reason and judgment in organizations; organizational change; meta-theoretical issues in organisational and management studies; philosophy and organization studies (especially process, phenomenological and neo-Aristotelian perspectives).

Publications

Journal Articles

Hari Tsoukas (2018) "Strategy and virtue : developing strategy-as-practice through virtue ethics", Strategic Organization, 16, 3, 323-351

Hari Tsoukas (2018) "Leadership, the American Academy of Management, and President Trump’s travel ban : a case study in moral imagination", Journal of Business Ethics

Hari Tsoukas (2017) "Don't simplify, complexify : from disjunctive to conjunctive theorizing in organization and management studies", Journal of Management Studies, 54, 2, 132-153

Sandberg, J. and Tsoukas, H. (2015) "Making sense of the sensemaking perspective : its constituents, limitations, and opportunities for further development", Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, S1, S6-S32

Shotter, J. and Tsoukas, H. (2014) "In search of Phronesis : leadership and the art of judgment", Academy of Management Learning & Education, Volume 13, Number 2, 224-243

Dionysiou, D. D. and Tsoukas, H. (2013) "Understanding the (re)creation of routines from within : a symbolic interactionist perspective", Academy of Management Review, Volume 38, Number 2, 181-205

Langley, A., Smallman, C., Tsoukas, H. and Van de Ven, A. H. (2013) "Process studies of change in organization and management : unveiling temporality, activity, and flow", Academy of Management Journal, Volume 56, Number 1, 1-13

Tsoukas, H. and Dooley, K. J. (2011) "Introduction to the special issue : towards the ecological style : embracing complexity in organizational research", Organization Studies, Vol.32, No.6, 729-735

Sandberg, J. and Tsoukas, H. (2011) "Grasping the logic of practice : theorizing through practical rationality", Academy of Management Review, Vol.36, No.2, 338-360

Hari Tsoukas (2009) "A dialogical approach to the creation of new knowledge in organizations", Organization Science, Vol.20, No.6, 941-957

Yanow, D. and Tsoukas, H. (2009) "What is reflection-in-action? A phenomenological account", Journal of Management Studies, Vol.46, No.8, 1339-1364

Hari Tsoukas (2005) "Managing third-order change : the case of the public power corporation in Greece", Long Range Planning, Vol.38, No.1, 79-95

Hari Tsoukas () "The Validity of Idiographic Research Explanation ", The Academy of Management Review, 14, 4, 551-561

Hari Tsoukas (1996) "Creativity in OR/MS : From technique to epistemology", Interfaces, 26, 2, 73-79

Hari Tsoukas (1996) "The firm as a distributed knowledge system : A constructionist approach", Strategic Management Journal, 17, S2, 11-25

Tsoukas, H. and Papoulias, D. B. (1996) "Understanding Social Reforms : A Conceptual Analysis", The Journal of the Operational Research Society, 47, 7, 853-863

Hari Tsoukas (1994) "Managing reforms on a large scale : what role for OR/MS? ", Journal of the Operational Research Society, 45, 9, 977-986

Hari Tsoukas (1994) "Ethnos or Polis? Some Thoughts on the Balkan Intolerance", Organization, 1, 2, 433-438

Hari Tsoukas (1993) "Analogical reasoning and knowledge generation in organisation theory ", Organization Studies, 14, 3, 323-346

Hari Tsoukas (1993) "The road to emancipation is through organisational development : a critical assessment of Total Systems Intervention ", Systems practice, 6, 1, 53-70

Hari Tsoukas (1993) "By their fruits ye shall know them? A reply to Jackson, Green, and Midgley", Systems practice, 6, 3, 311-317

Hari Tsoukas (1992) "Panoptic reason and the search for totality : a critical assessment of the critical systems perspective ", Human Relations, 45, 7, 637-657

Hari Tsoukas (1992) "Postmodernism, reflexive rationalism and organization studies : a reply to Martin Parker ", Organization Studies, 13, 4, 643-649

Hari Tsoukas (1992) "Ways of seeing : topographic and network representations in organisation theory ", Systems practice, 5, 4, 441-456

Hari Tsoukas (1992) "The relativity of organizing : its knowledge presuppositions and its pedagogical implications for comparative management", Journal of Management Education, 16, Supplement 4, 147-162

Hari Tsoukas (1991) "The missing link : a transformational view of metaphors in organizational science ", Academy of Management Review, 16, 3, 566-585

Hari Tsoukas (1989) "Introducing programmable automation technologies : intended managerial strategies, choices and decisions", Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 1, 2, 205-222

Hari Tsoukas (1988) "Managerial streams of decisions and the organisation of work on the shop floor : an explanatory framework ", Management Research News, 11, 4/5, 55-58

Journal Items

Hari Tsoukas (2008) "Thank you and goodbye! Reflections of a departing editor-in-chief", Organization Studies, Vol.29, No.8-9, 1085-1107

Hari Tsoukas (2007) "Introduction to the forum on 'The future of critical management studies: a paleo-Marxist view'", Organization Studies, Vol.28, No.9, 1309-1311

Hari Tsoukas (2007) "Forum - Introduction", Organization Studies, Volume 28, Number 1

Hari Tsoukas (1994) "Socio-economic systems and organizational management : an institutional perspective on the socialist firm ", Organization Studies, 15, 1, 21-45


Book Items

Sandberg, J., Rouleau, L., Tsoukas, H. and Langley, A. (2017) "Skillful performance : enacting capabilities, knowledge, competence, and expertise in organizations", Oxford University Press, Oxford

Sandberg, J. and Tsoukas, H. (2016) "Practice theory : What it is, its philosophical base, and what it offers organization studies", Routledge, New York

Tsoukas, H. and Chia, R. (2011) "Introduction : why philosophy matters to organization theory", Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., Bingley, UK

Shotter, J. and Tsoukas, H. (2011) "Theory as therapy : Wittgensteinian reminders for reflective theorizing in organization and management theory ", Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., Bingley, UK

Hari Tsoukas (2011) "Foreword : representation, signification, improvisation - a three-dimensional view of organizational knowledge", x-xix, Routledge, New York
Shotter, J. and Tsoukas, H. (2011) "Complex thought, simple talk : an ecological approach to language-based change in organizations", 333-348, Sage, Los Angeles ; London

Langley, A. and Tsoukas, H. (2010) "Introducing perspectives on process organization studies", 1-26, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Hari Tsoukas (2010) "Practice, strategy making and intentionality : a Heideggerian onto-epistemology for strategy as practice", 47-52, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Hari Tsoukas (2010) "Strategic decision making and knowledge : a Heideggerian approach", 379-402, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford

Hari Tsoukas (2009) "Craving for generality and small-N studies : a Wittgensteinian approach towards the epistemology of the particular in organization and management studies", 285-301, Sage, Los Angeles ; London

Hari Tsoukas (2008) "Creating organizational knowledge dialogically : an outline of a theory", 160-176, Routledge, New York

Hari Tsoukas (2008) "Developing a global journal : embracing otherness", 167-175, Basingstoke [England] ; New York, Palgrave Macmillan

Link to Hari's WBS homepage: http://www.wbs.ac.uk/faculty/members/hari/tsoukas

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