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By Robert Westwood, Stewart Clegg

This quantity introduces readers to the relevant debates of association reports via a sequence of 'point' and 'counterpoint' debates through significant figures within the box. Introduces readers to the critical tensions and debates of association reports. Celebrates the effective heterogeneity of the sphere by way of putting competing views facet via facet. contains contributions from significant figures within the box. dependent in an cutting edge 'point' and 'counterpoint' structure.

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He sees not only paradigm diversity in OS but increasing levels of methodological diversity, seen as a healthy antidote to the failed dominance of positivistic epistemology. The multiparadigm position represents an alternative to either paradigm imperialism or paradigm isolationism. 24 ROBERT WESTWOOD, STEWART CLEGG We would argue that there are no paradigms in OS. Less dramatically we suggest that the use of the concept of paradigm has been misplaced and has misled the field into a timeconsuming and redundant debate.

The relationship between organizations and their environments has been an ever-present central concern within OS, and various formulations have addressed the relationship. As with other issues, there are paradigmatic matters of ontology and epistemology that underpin the different perspectives taken. There have been disparities with regard to the various degrees of determinism that the external environment exerts with respect to organizational form and functioning. There have also, as a corollary, been discussions about the nature and permeability of any boundary between organizations and their environments.

He sees organization as a process and definitely not as an entity – not even a socially constructed one. Organization is a process through which order is realized, and more fundamentally as a process for “real-izing the real” – or, as his title suggests, as a world-making process. Ontological issues recur in several of the other contributions. As becomes apparent, it is virtually impossible to talk about epistemology and methodology without giving some consideration to ontology. We constituted this debate in terms of what remains perhaps the most central epistemic division in the discourse, that between what we would still term a positivistically informed position and one that is social constructivist.

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