Organizational Theory and Inquiry: The Paradigm Revolution / Edition 1

Organizational Theory and Inquiry: The Paradigm Revolution / Edition 1

by Yvonna S. Lincoln
     
 

ISBN-10: 080392495X

ISBN-13: 9780803924956

Pub. Date: 09/01/1985

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The transition from viewing organizations as bureaucracies towards 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. This volume

Overview

The transition from viewing organizations as bureaucracies towards 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. This volume explores the paradigm shift at three levels: an overview of historical roots; an explication of terminology, metaphors and constructs; and the practical application of these new organizational inquiry methods, especially for actual research practices and policy analysis applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803924956
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/01/1985
Series:
SAGE Focus Editions Series, #75
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

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

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