Chris Argyris
Reasons and Rationalizations: The Limits to Organizational Knowledge
August 20, 2019 Comments.. 942
Reasons and Rationalizations: The Limits to Organizational Knowledge Chris Argyris What is the purpose of social science and management research Do scholars researchers have a responsibility to generate insights and knowledge that are of practical implementable value and validity We are told we live in turbulent and changing times, should this not provide an important opportunity for management researchers to provide understanding and guidance Yet tWhat is the purpose of social science and management research Do scholars researchers have a responsibility to generate insights and knowledge that are of practical implementable value and validity We are told we live in turbulent and changing times, should this not provide an important opportunity for management researchers to provide understanding and guidance Yet there is widespread concern about the efficacy of much research These are some of the puzzles pressing problems that Chris Argyris addresses in this short book Argyris is one of the best known management scholars in the world a leading light whose work has consistently addressed fundamental organizational questions and who has provided some of the key concepts and building blocks of our understanding of organizational learning single and double learning, theory in use, and espounded theory, etc In this book, he questions many of the assumptions of organizational theory and research, and his investigation is not confined to academic analysis He also scruntizes that capacity for unproductive reasoning self deception and rationalization that is common amongst managers, consultants and indeed generally As well as engaging with the work of leading organizational researchers Sennett, Gabreil, Burgelman, Czarniawska, Grint, for example he also ponders the work of the consultants, commentators and accountants who endorsed Enron Throughout his purpose is to affirm the goal and values of useful knowledge His style inquiry is direct but fair, challenging if at times uncompromising Drawing on his own wealth of experience of researching and working with organizations, this book will be a reference point for all concerned to develop useful knowledge and confront the defenses and deceptions that are only too commonplace in the business and academic worlds.. Reasons and Rationalizations The Limits to Organizational Knowledge What is the purpose of social science and management research Do scholars researchers have a responsibility to generate insights and knowledge that are of practical implementable value and validity We
  • Title: Reasons and Rationalizations: The Limits to Organizational Knowledge
  • Author: Chris Argyris
  • ISBN: 9780199286829
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. dv says:

      Argyris here writes about organizational mindsets, namely the positive double loop learning VS the unproductive defensive reasoning mindset He does so by constructing a direct interpretation of case studies and sometimes a a further interpretation of a previous interpretation by another scholar Interesting book but kind of too theoretical.

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