What Do We Mean by Performativity in Organizational and Management Theory? The Uses and Abuses of Performativity

@article{Gond2016WhatDW,
  title={What Do We Mean by Performativity in Organizational and Management Theory? The Uses and Abuses of Performativity},
  author={Jean‐Pascal Gond and Laure Cabantous and Nancy Harding and Mark James Learmonth},
  journal={POL: Other International Strategy \& Policy (Topic)},
  year={2016}
}
John Austin introduced the formulation ‘performative utterance’ in his 1962 book How to Do Things with Words. This term and the related concept of performativity have subsequently been interpreted in numerous ways by social scientists and philosophers such as Lyotard, Butler, Callon and Barad, leading to the coexistence of several foundational perspectives on performativity. This paper reviews and evaluates critically how organization and management theory (OMT) scholars have used these… 
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