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Description - Sociology and Organization Theory by John Hassard

It has been claimed that organization theory is in a state of crisis. This book traces the history of the orthodox systems theory paradigm in organization studies from its foundations to its recent deconstruction by postmodernists. The analysis offers general support for the "sociology-in-crisis" thesis, but takes issue with one of its main propositions, that paradigms are incommensurable. It is argued that paradigms are porous rather than hermetic phenomena, a fact that has profound implications for the theory building process.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521484589
ISBN-10: 0521484588
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Apr-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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