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Critical realist applications in organisation and management studies

Author: Steve Fleetwood; Stephen Ackroyd
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Critical realism--interventions.
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Critical 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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Critical realist applications in organisation and management studies.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004
(DLC) 2004046853
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fleetwood; Stephen Ackroyd
ISBN: 0203537076 9780203537077 9780415345095 041534509X 9780415345101 0415345103
OCLC Number: 252751441
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Notes on Contributors; Preface; Editors' introduction: Critical realist applications in organisation and management studies; Foreword: Why critical realism?; 1. An ontology for organisation and management studies; 2. Brands, boundaries and bandwagons: A critical reflection on critical management studies; 3. Idealism and ideology: The Caterpillar controversy in critical accounting; 4. The ontology of work: Social relations and doing in the sphere of necessity. 5. Human resource management and realism: A morphogenetic approach6. Methodology for management and organisation studies: Some implications of critical realism; 7. Future directions in management science modelling: Critical realism and multimethodology; 8. Temporally embedded case comparison in industrial marketing research; 9. Theorising networks from a critical realist standpoint: The discovery of power and contextual issues within and outside 'networks'; 10. Competence theories; 11. Working in teams: Ethnographic evidence from two 'high performance' workplaces. 12. Humour and subversion in two call centres13. Tracing the effects of a hospital merger; 14. The moral management of nursing labour power: Conceptualising control and resistance; 15. I say tomato, you say tamato: Putting critical realism to work in the knowledge worker recruitment process; Indes of names; Index of subjects.
Series Title: Critical realism--interventions.
Responsibility: edited by Steve Fleetwood and Stephen Ackroyd.
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Critical 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.

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