Theories of work and working today

Gerardo A. Okhuysen, David Lepak, Karen Lee Ashcraft, Giuseppe Joe Labianca, Vicki Smith, H. Kevin Steensma

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The article discusses conceptions of work as a focus of research in the area of organization and management. We consider obstacles in the study of work, including different disciplinary lenses used in research. We discuss the contributions of the articles in this special topic forum, as well as questions generated from them. We end by examining how different disciplines may approach new questions about work, and call for an engaged and rich consideration of work as a dynamic phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-502
Number of pages12
JournalAcademy of Management Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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