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dc.contributor.authorAksom, Herman
dc.contributor.authorFirsova, Svitlana
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-25T08:34:35Z
dc.date.available2021-02-25T08:34:35Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationAksom, H., & Firsova, S. (2021). Structural Correspondence Between Organizational Theories. <i>Philosophy of Management</i>, <i>20</i>(3), 307-336. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s40926-021-00163-3" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1007/s40926-021-00163-3</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_51611737
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74389
dc.description.abstractOrganizational research constitutes a differentiated, complex and fragmented field with multiple contradicting and incommensurable theories that make fundamentally different claims about the social and organizational reality. In contrast to natural sciences, the progress in this field can’t be attributed to the principle of truthlikeness where theories compete against each other and only best theories survive and prove they are closer to the truth and thus demonstrate scientific knowledge accumulation. We defend the structural realist view on the nature of organizational theories in order to demonstrate that despite the multiplicity of isolated and competing explanations of organization-environment relations these theories are still logically compatible and mutually consistent which, in turn, assures theoretical progress in the field. Although postulating different and incompatible ontologies, three most successful organization-environments theories, namely, contingency theory, new institutionalism and population ecology share the same explanations of the relations between organizations and environments at the structural level. Without this principle one would say that what occurs in the field of organization theory is a change rather than a progress.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPhilosophy of Management
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherinstitutional theory
dc.subject.otherstructural realism
dc.subject.othercorrespondence principle
dc.titleStructural Correspondence Between Organizational Theories
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202102251770
dc.contributor.laitosKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange307-336
dc.relation.issn1740-3812
dc.relation.numberinseries3
dc.relation.volume20
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© Authors, 2021
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dc.subject.ysokontingenssiteoria
dc.subject.ysoorganisaatiotutkimus
dc.subject.ysostrukturalismi
dc.subject.ysotieteenteoria
dc.subject.ysoorganisaatioteoriat
dc.subject.ysorealismi (filosofia)
dc.subject.ysoinstitutionalismi
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1007/s40926-021-00163-3


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