Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies Stephen Ackroyd

ISBN: 9781134283682

Published: December 1st 2005

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384 pages


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Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies  by  Stephen Ackroyd

Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies by Stephen Ackroyd
December 1st 2005 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781134283682 | 4.49 Mb

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 beMoreCritical 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 develop appropriate methodological and theoretical frameworks which can then be used to inform appropriate empirical work, and finally, all of this is applied across a broad range of subject areas including critical management studies, accountancy, marketing, health care management, operations research, the nature of work, human resource management, labour process theory, regional analysis, and work and labour market studies.Ideal for postgraduates and professionals, this key book will be a valuable resource across a wide range of subjects.



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