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The subject(ivity) of management

The subject(ivity) of management Presents and criticizes the existing management literature. Shows that there exist unsolved problems and paradoxes in the existing functionalistic management theories. Contrasts the contingency and situational theories with a constructivistic alternative theory, and shows how the unsolved problems and paradoxes are solved, or become parts of the alternative constructivistic management theory. Argues that how these problems and paradoxes are solved is the foundation for an alternative management theory. Points out that the alternative management theory is to be empirically based. Empirical data is, therefore, essential in order to develop the alternative theory in more detail and make it more nuanced and sophisticated. Suggests that the two levels of the empirical phenomenological approach is applied and adjusted to collect and interpret the data, consisting foremost of unstructured in-depth interviews with managers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Organizational Change Management Emerald Publishing

The subject(ivity) of management

Journal of Organizational Change Management , Volume 13 (4): 18 – Aug 1, 2000

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0953-4814
DOI
10.1108/09534810010339022
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Abstract

Presents and criticizes the existing management literature. Shows that there exist unsolved problems and paradoxes in the existing functionalistic management theories. Contrasts the contingency and situational theories with a constructivistic alternative theory, and shows how the unsolved problems and paradoxes are solved, or become parts of the alternative constructivistic management theory. Argues that how these problems and paradoxes are solved is the foundation for an alternative management theory. Points out that the alternative management theory is to be empirically based. Empirical data is, therefore, essential in order to develop the alternative theory in more detail and make it more nuanced and sophisticated. Suggests that the two levels of the empirical phenomenological approach is applied and adjusted to collect and interpret the data, consisting foremost of unstructured in-depth interviews with managers.

Journal

Journal of Organizational Change ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2000

Keywords: Management; Theory

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