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Organizational Theory and Inquiry
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Organizational Theory and Inquiry
The Paradigm Revolution

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Volume: 75

September 1985 | 231 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The transition from viewing organizations as bureaucracies toward seeing them in metaphoric terms is a contemporary break with past organizational theory. But to investigate the similarities between real organizations and the metaphors describing their functions and context, a shift in both methods of inquiry and organizational theory must take place. The original essays in this volume explore the paradigm shift at three levels: (1) an overview of historical roots; (2) an explication of terminology, metaphors, and constructs; and (3) the practical application of these new organizational inquiry methods, especially for actual research practices and policy analysis applications. "An up-to-date picture of what is going on in the field. . . . Worth reading if one has a serious interest in organizations." --European Journal of Operational Research

Yvonna S Lincoln
Introduction
 
The Context of the Paradigmatic Shift
David L Clark
Emerging Paradigms in Organizational Theory and Research
Egon G Guba
The Context of Emergent Paradigm Research
 
The Concepts of the Paradigmatic Shift
Karl E Weick
Sources of Order in Unorganized Systems: Themes in Recent Organizational Theory
Yvonna S Lincoln
The Substance of the Emergent Paradigm: Implications for Researchers
 
Applications in the Practice of Research
Anne Sigismund Huff
Managerial Implications of the Emerging Paradigm
Thomas M Skritic
Doing Naturalistic Research into Educational Organizations
Yvonna S Lincoln
Epilogue: Dictionaries for Languages Not Yet Spoken

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ISBN: 9780803924956
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