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By Rosina Marquez Reiter, Maria Elena Placencia

ISBN-10: 0585461732

ISBN-13: 9780585461731

ISBN-10: 9027217742

ISBN-13: 9789027217745

This quantity tells the tale of an action-research venture the place a reorganization of the discourse of administration and employees serves because the base for an organizational improvement procedure. sociologists and a thinker upload serious reviews.

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The End of Organization Theory?: Language As a Tool in Action Research and Organizational Development

This quantity tells the tale of an action-research undertaking the place a reorganization of the discourse of administration and staff serves because the base for an organizational improvement procedure. sociologists and a thinker upload serious reviews.

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The communication of knowledge will usually involve a form of the development of new knowledge. ’ and then proceeded to force our own conception of research onto our audience. Wrong, not because it would have been impolite, arrogant, or immoral in some THE FOUNDATION PHASE 27 other way, but because ditching their research concept and replacing it with our own would have the opposite result than the one we desired, namely to link our discourse up with theirs. Even an explication completely devoid of complicated terminology, as an argument for an alternative research conception, would not be assimilated as anything other than a foreign body in their discourse.

It is based on the assumption that if research is to play a contributory role in changing the discourse of the company, then its chances of achieving results are far greater if the research perspectives are made relevant within the framework of the company’s discourse than if the company’s personnel acquire the ability to participate in a new discourse on the company, but within the framework of a research-type discourse. In what follows we shall elaborate on this perspective by presenting some examples of our interventionist strategy as it was manifested in our attempts to link up with the local discourse at the factory where our action research project was carried out.

Our task is 36 THE END OF THEORY OF ORGANIZATION? ” The measures for which our practical assistance is required include various types of dialogue conferences as well as certain training expedients and situationally contingent participation in specified meetings/discussions, for example in connection with unforeseen problems or conflicts that can arise during the course of the project. In addition, if the collaboration is continued further into a project development stage, we presuppose our own participation in a body responsible for coordinating the development activities and formulating a general strategy.

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