Integrative Process: Folletian Thinking from Ontology to Adminsitration: Process Century Press (2015)
Mary Parker Follett, a Progressive Era theorist called the “prophet of management”by Peter Drucker, is winning transdisciplinary converts as the world catches up with her. But as the authors argue, her work cannot be appreciated without understanding its grounding in relational process ontology. This book not only provides that necessary key, but it presents in one volume the major ideas and disciplines found in her work. The authors provide the structure, but fill it with Follett’s own words–a wonderfully wise decision that lets readers be converted by Mary Parker Follett herself.
EndorsementsAlexis de Tocqueville wrote that in a democracy the mother of all organized knowledge ought to be a science of association. Mary Parker Follett is the first to actually develop the various building blocks for such a science, through her attention for the perception of reality as the foundational basis of knowledge, how knowledge is created, and how knowledge and human interaction shape social reality. This study by Stout and Love provides a wonderful entry into the holistic depth and breadth of Follett’s thought and its relevance to public, nonprofit and private organizations alike. ~ Jozef C. Raadschelders, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Margaret Stout and Jeannine M. Love have studied with great rigor and deep respect Mary Parker Follett’s way of thinking. Her philosophy is holist, located outside any compartments. Her ideas resonate globally and meet simultaneously different worlds: political, economic, administrative, ethical or psychosocial. This book carefully decodes how these meetings occur. By doing this, it convinces us that we–more than ever–need to read Follett again and again. ~ Sébastien Damart, Professeur des Universités, Université Paris Dauphine
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