Books

Analogies and Theories: Formal Models of Reasoning

Analogies and Theories: Formal Models of Reasoning

I. GILBOA, L. SAMUELSON, D. SCHMEIDLER

Oxford University Press

2015



The book describes formal models of reasoning that are aimed at capturing the way that economic agents, and decision makers in general think about their environment and make predictions based on their past experience. The focus is on analogies (case-based reasoning) and general theories (rule-based reasoning), and on the interaction between them, as well as between them and Bayesian reasoning. A unified approach allows one to study the dynamics of inductive reasoning in terms of the mode of reasoning that is used to generate predictions

Management de l'innovation et Globalisation : Enjeux et pratiques contemporains

Management de l'innovation et Globalisation : Enjeux et pratiques contemporains

S. JOUINI, F. CHARUE-DUBOC, C. MIDLER

Dunod, Paris

2015



Nouveaux instruments juridiques de l'Union européenne - Évolution de la méthode communautaire

Nouveaux instruments juridiques de l'Union européenne - Évolution de la méthode communautaire

A. VAN WAEYENBERGE

Larcier

2015



Nudging and the Law What can EU Law learn from Behavioural Sciences ?

A. ALEMANNO, A. L. SIBONY

Hart Publishing

2015



Organizations, Strategy and Society: The Orgology of Disorganized Worlds

Organizations, Strategy and Society: The Orgology of Disorganized Worlds

R. DURAND

Routledge, New York

2015



Organizations are ubiquitous, from clubs and associations to firms and public agencies. They confer meaning to all of us, and our attachment to and membership of organizations have a profound effect on all areas of our lives. However, in our increasingly turbulent world, these organizations run the risk of disappearing or losing their legitimacy, creating a sense of pointlessness and absurdity.Organizations, Strategy and Society: The Orgology of Disorganized Worlds draws on neo-institutional and strategy theories of competitive advantage and develops an integrative approach to theorizing organizations and their behaviors, termed ‘orgology’. It explains that organizations can act strategically to protect and renew the meaning that individuals give to their lives. In so doing, organizations that survive and thrive impose their logics on society, thereby influencing what is legitimate or not. In turn, individuals must reinterpret their multiple associations with organizations and contribute to reinforcing or inhibiting social evolutions. This new way of understanding organizations’ relationships with society results in a reconsideration of management and the role of individuals in building their future.This book will be of interest to students at all levels, to researchers in organizational studies, strategic management and sociology, as well as to people willing to reorganize their world