Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies
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Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies by Stephen Ackroyd
Book DescriptionCritical realism has become increasingly important in the way organization and management is studied. This innovative book argues for an alternative to the prevailing ontology, and shows how positivism and its empirical realist ontology can be abandoned without having to accept strong social constructionism. Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies applies critical realism in four ways. First, in the removal of meta-theoretical obstacles that hinder the development of fruitful theoretical and empirical work. Second and third, as a meta-theoretical tool with which to develop appropriate methodological and theoretical frameworks which can then be used to inform appropriate empirical work, and finally, all of this is applied across a broad range of subject areas including critical management studies, accountancy, marketing, health care management, operations research, the nature of work, human resource management, labour process theory, regional analysis, and work and labour market studies. Ideal for postgraduates and professionals, this key book will be a valuable resource across a wide range of subjects.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415345095
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Ackroyd
Redirections in the Study of Expert Labour, Hardback (December 2007)
Explores theoretical and empirical advances in the understanding of how professional occupations are organized. This book focuses on the differences between established and emerging forms of expert work. It also provides theoretical perspectives on this field.
Oxford Handbook of Work and Organization, Paperback (May 2006)
Aims to bring together, present, and discuss what is known about work and organizations and their connection to broader economic change in Europe and America. This volume contains a range of theoretically informed essays, which give comprehensive coverage of changes in work, occupations, and organizations.
Organization of Business, Paperback (June 2002)» View all books by Stephen Ackroyd
Combining classical and contemporary theories about organizational structures with research by sociologists, economists and management academics, the author develops an account of the distinctive characteristics of British business and the forms of organization being adopted.
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Author Biography - Stephen Ackroyd
Steve Fleetwood is a senior lecturer in the department of Organisations, Work and Technology at Lancaster University Management School where he teaches Employment Relations and HRM. His publications include Hayek's Political Economy, The Socio Economics of Order (1995); Critical Realism in Economics: Development and Debate (1999); Realist Perspectives on Organisation and Management (2000) and Critical Realism and Marxism (2002). Stephen Ackroyd is Professor of Organisational Analysis and Head of the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University Management School. His books include Organisational Misbehaviour (1999)and The Organization of Business (2002).
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