A somewhat structured web surf about organizational change lead me to this site about the book/project called:
Which includes this amusing graphic.
I think that web od dense relations in the middle also has an older name: society.
Here is an interesting discussion of governance over at TN blog.
The premise is to compare Internet to VW governance and see how VWs differ. Sensible approach (! one I am using!).
Reading it did make me wonder if we are using governance More broadly than it is usually used. The post author, Ren Reynolds, is looking at very “normal” governance issues; taxation and criminal enforcement. And those are fine and good to look at. I have just thinking about governance as not only government control, but the production of order especially from a phenomenological perspective. How do people feel or experience a VW as regularized or ordered? The basis for that experience of order (or ordering) includes the code written by programmers working for firms constrianed by national governments. But it also includes the more normative and cogntive sources of patterning and order (look, NOT being surprosed by non human avatars is a certain kind of order. A libertarian one, i suppose).
That is why I keep looping back to neo-institutional theory.
A direct mail marketing message came to me today ahead of the Academy of Management meetings.
Is this for real?
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I am not sure where my father in law found this, but it is very amusing.
BREAD IS DANGEROUS
Research on bread indicates that:
1. More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users.
2. Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on standardized tests.