Book review: Organization in Play, D. Kavanagh, K. Keohane, C. Kuhling. Peter Lang, Witney, UK (2011), p. 210

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List of Authors: Mika Mård
Publisher: Pergamon
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Scandinavian Journal of Management
Volume number: 29
Issue number: 1
Start page: 117
End page: 118


As a scholar, one sometimes come across books where the authors have
succeeded in fulfilling the toughest task of a written text, to destroy
the walls of comfort that we have constructed around our perspective on a
given phenomenon, and then giving us a new version of the same.
Organization in Play did that. Often we overlook the playful and foolish
aspects of a given field as something not worth considering as
insightful, something less than serious and hence not interesting.
Organization in Play, on the contrary, provide us with tools to both
open up the analytical possibilities of play, and to study the playful
aspects of organizations as a helpful way to understand their full

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