Organization Studies and the New Pragmatism: Positivism, Anti-Positivism, and the Search for Ethics

@inproceedings{Wicks1998OrganizationSA,
  title={Organization Studies and the New Pragmatism: Positivism, Anti-Positivism, and the Search for Ethics},
  author={Andrew C. Wicks and R. Edward Freeman},
  year={1998}
}
  • Andrew C. Wicks, R. Edward Freeman
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology
  • The central claim of this paper is that organization studies needs to be fundamentally reshaped. Such change is needed to provideroom for ethics and to increase the relevance of research. We argue that the new pragmatism provides critical resources forthis change. Pragmatism is a particularly helpful tool to use in that it highlights the moral dimensions of organizing (is thisuseful for our purposes?) while at the same time avoiding entrenched epistemological distinctions that marginalize… CONTINUE READING

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