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The Theory and Philosophy of Organizations : Critical Issues and New Perspectives - John Hassard

The Theory and Philosophy of Organizations

Critical Issues and New Perspectives

By: John Hassard (Editor), Denis Pym (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th March 1993
ISBN: 9780415063135
Number Of Pages: 274

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b /b b i The Theory and Philosophy of Organisations /i /b assesses and analyzes the assumptions upon which our understanding of organizations is based and in doing so aims to redirect the ways in which organizational research is conceived and executed. Contributions to the volume emphasize how all approaches to the study of organizations are influenced by deep metatheoretical assumptions about the nature of science and society. It is argued that these differences create a spectrum of valid perspectives and methods, and the book outlines how conceptual problems in the field have given rise to innovative forms of empirical enquiry such as symbolism, postmodernism, ethnomethodology and structuralism. Criticizing the conservatism which has characterized much of the work in this field, the authors offers this range of methods as a starting point for obtaining richer and more grounded explanations of organizations.

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Bombadiers all, the authors take the territory of organization theory from the air . . . Everything is a target: organization, culture, time, systems theory, method, positive social science, modernity, and even the idea of paradigms. Many of (their) smarter bombs strike at key vulnerabilities with an uncanny accuracy.

Theory
Paradigm Diversity in Organisational Research Gareth Morgan
Breaking Up the Mono-Method Monopolies in Organisation Analysis Joanne Martin
Beyond Paradigmatic Closure in Organisational Inquiry Hugh Willmott
Analysis
The Labour Process Perspective on Management Organisation Michael Reed
The Rise of Organisational Symbolism Barry Turner
Ethnomethodology and Organisational Research: An Introduction John Hassard
Modernism, Postmodernism and Organisation Michael Power
The Diabolisation of Death: Some Thoughts on the Obsolescence of Morality in Organisational Theory and Practice Burkard Sievers
Chronological Codes and Organisational Analysis Peter Clark
Philosopy
Organisation/Disorganisation Robert Cooper
Person, Role and Organisation: Some Constructivist Notes Roger Holmes
An Alternative to Paradigm Incommensurability in Organisation Theory John Hassard
Epilogue
Post-Paradigm Inquiry Denis Pym
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ISBN: 9780415063135
ISBN-10: 0415063132
Series: Social Analysis
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 18th March 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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