Sociology and Organization Theory: Positivism, Paradigms and Postmodernity John Hassard

ISBN: 9781139240086

Published: May 11th 2012

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Sociology and Organization Theory: Positivism, Paradigms and Postmodernity  by  John Hassard

Sociology and Organization Theory: Positivism, Paradigms and Postmodernity by John Hassard
May 11th 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9781139240086 | 8.62 Mb

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 analysisMoreIt 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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