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Reasons and rationalizations : the limits to organizational knowledge

Author: Chris Argyris
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the purpose of social science and management research? Do scholars/researchers have a responsibility to generate insights and knowledge that are of practical (implementable) value and validity? The author questions many of the assumptions of organizational theory and research.
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Livre électronique (Descripteur de forme)
Ressource Internet (Descripteur de forme)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Argyris
OCLC Number: 300405913
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 3 oct. 2008).
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 242 p.)
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The Corrosion of Character: Capitalist and Socialist Economics; 3. Inhibiting Double-Loop Learning in Business Organizations; 4. Inhibiting Double-Loop Learning in Government and Information Technology; 5. Features of Scholarly Inquiry that Inhibit Double-Loop Learning and Implementable Validity; 6. Interventions that Facilitate Double-Loop Learning; 7. Organizational Interventions that Facilitate Double-Loop Learning; 8. Conclusion; References; Index.
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