At the 50th anniversary of James D. Thompson’s fundamental book, Organizations in Action, TAO Digital Library proposes a reflection on this great master’s legacy and the evolution of organizational studies. Twelve researchers, from different disciplinary fields, analyze both the texts utilized for teaching and the contribution of several important journals, particularly in recent decades. The outcome is an overall picture that may stimulate different, divergent evaluations and, even more importantly, desirable, deeper reflections. In particular, Masino Marchiori' contribution aims to reconstruct the history of Administrative Science Quarterly by comparing Thompson’s initial intentions with the orientations of subsequent editors, and document the theoretical production hosted in the journal untill today.
Masino, G., Marchiori, M. (2017). ASQ: history and debates. In M.G. Barbini F.M. (a cura di), J.D. THOMPSON’S ORGANIZATIONS IN ACTION 50th ANNIVERSARY: A REFLECTION (pp. 1-208). BOLOGNA : TAO DIGITAL LIBRARY.