Organization and Newness: Discourses and Ecologies of Innovation in the Creative University offers a view from a perspective of organizational education on the ‘new’, which analyzes the production of the ‘new’ within organizations, in relation to the inherent learning processes. Fundamental for this perspective is the question about the changeability of organizations, especially when these are not viewed only as instrumentally established regulatory structures but rather as social constructs. The contributions of this volume contour the complexity of newness in organization and form a bridge from critical analysis of imperative discourse of newness, to programmatic pleas of an organizational pedagogy, which is normative in nature, for a reconfiguration of organizational and societal relationships. The issue at hand shows how tightly the question about newness is constitutively woven into the self-conception of organizational education and pedagogy.
Michael A. Peters is Distinguished Professor, Beijing Normal University. He was a Professor at University of Waikato, University of Glasgow and is Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign. He has published over 100 books, is Editor in Chief of
Educational Philosophy and Theory and
Open Review of Educational Research, holds Honorary Doctorates from State University New York and Aalborg University, Denmark, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Susanne Maria Weber, Prof. Dr., Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany. Professorship for societal, political and cultural conditions of education in international contexts, Working Group Innovation, Organization, Networks. Her main research fields are: discourse oriented organization and transformation research; participatory approaches and futurability; organizational education research methodologies; societal sustainability; organization and network development; organization and network consultancy; gender research, higher education and science research.
Table of contents
Preface: Competing Conceptions of the Creative University Michael A. Peters Introduction: Organisation and Newness Susanne Maria Weber, Michael A. Peters and Richard Heraud Notes on Contributors
Intentional Organizational Change and the “New”: An Organizational Ethics Perspective of Change Management Thomas Krobath 2.
Between Organization and the New: How Lists Are Used to Create (or Reduce) Innovation Fabian Brückner 3.
How Do the New Outcome-Oriented Instruments Arise in the Faculty? A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis Karl-Heinz Gerholz 4.
Innovation and Political Subjectivity: A Problem for the Actor in Education Richard Heraud 5.
Organizational Dynamics within the Knowledge Economy George Lăzăroiu 6.
Researching Organizational Entry from a Perspective of Newcomer Innovation Line Revsbæk 7.
PISA as a Generator of Innovation Miriam Sitter 8.
Searching for the Change Agent: Steps towards an Ecology of Innovation Soren Willert 9.
Futuring Higher Education? The Innovativeness of Reforms: Turkey – A Critical Case Study Mete Kurtoğlu 10.
Money Rules Knowledge: The Emergence of Creative and Social Imperatives in the Epistemic Field Agnieszka Czejkowska
Managerialism and the Neoliberal University: Prospects for New Forms of ‘Open Management’ in Higher Education Michael A. Peters 12.
Artistic Interventions in Organizations as Intercultural Relational Spaces for Identity Development Ariane Berthoin Antal and Gervaise Debucquet 13.
Working at the Edge of Innovation: Artists in Labs Angela Krewani 14.
Social Innovation and Social Intrapreneurship in German Welfare Organisations Andreas Schröer 15.
“Organizing a New Political Culture”: Women Writers and Shifts in Meanings, Power Relations and Social Web of Society Ramona Mihăilă 16.
In the Wake of the Quake: Teaching the Emergency Sean Sturm and Stephen Turner 17.
The Assertion and Development of ‘The New’ in the Context of Emancipatory New Social Movements Meike Sophia Baader and Susanne Maurer 18.
Change by Design!? Knowledge Cultures of Design and Organizational Strategies of Creation Susanne Maria Weber 19.
Newness Against the Grain: Democratic Emergence in Organizational and Professional Practice Philip A. Woods, Amanda Roberts and Glenys Woods 20.
Pedagogy and Organizational Learning: Theoretical Reflections on Synergetic as a Meta-Model for Designing Learning-Processes in Organizations Peter C. Weber 21.
Epilogue: Organizational Change, Newness and the Discourse of Innovation Susanne Maria Weber, Michael A. Peters, Richard Heraud and Annett Adler
All interested in education, creative education, pedagogy, organization and newness.