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Social Ontology of the Modern Corporation: Its Role in Understanding Organizations

Veldman, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-8615-5844 & Willmott, H. ORCID: 0000-0003-1321-7041 (2022). Social Ontology of the Modern Corporation: Its Role in Understanding Organizations. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 78, pp. 165-189. doi: 10.1108/S0733-558X20220000078009


We explore the significance of social ontology and its capacity to inform the specification of organizational status, architecture and capacities. We consider how different conceptions of social ontology are critical for explicating a range of epistemological and socio-economic questions concerning organizations and develop a research agenda oriented to studying these issues from the perspective of management and organization studies.

Publication Type: Article
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Publisher Keywords: Social ontology; corporation; corporate governance; corporate architecture; organization theory; stakeholders
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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