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“This excellent, pioneering book is a must-read as we enter the new millennium.” --David J. Farmer, State University of New York Comprehensive and timely, Postmodern Management and Organization Theory provides a critique of postmodern theory as it stands today. The text gives an overview of issues as they relate to management and organization theory and its history and assembles in one volume a variety of important works on postmodern philosophy--including feminist, cultural, and environmental philosophies. The contributors address the future of postmodern advancement in management and organization theory and method, establishing an agenda for future research. This thought-provoking book will be useful to scholars, researchers and upper-level students in organization theory, organization behavior and change, management, and industrial psychology.

Metaphors of Globalization
Metaphors of globalization
Stewart R.Clegg
John T.Gray

Frequently, after Kuhn (1962), it is argued that science emanates from underlying assumptions. Such differing assumptions, if strongly framed, may constitute alternative realities or paradigms. For Kuhn, their framing and its strength is a matter of historical linearity. Rarely do we see mutually exclusive and strong paradigmatic assumptions occupying the same chronological space.

Within paradigms, we construct metaphors. These function as the basis for schools of thought that employ consistent technologies to analyze and interpret data or to puzzle solve. While Morgan (1980, 1983) seems sanguine concerning the temporal co-presence of alternative realities as underlying assumptions to science, Kuhn's (1962) original explanation of a paradigm was as a dominant assumption accepted by a community. This dominant paradigm defined normal ...

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