ERIC Number: ED062245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Social Science Paradigms and the Study of Complex Organizations.
Baldridge, J. Victor
This paper for educational administrators and researchers, and theorists begins with a discussion of the role of intellectual paradigms in the development of science, and outlines some of the general social science paradigms that have been dominant in organization theory. A classification scheme is constructed, based on Udy's organizational subsystems and Buckley's basic sociological paradigms, that allows one to compare and contrast different paradigms. By means of this classification scheme, one can see which areas have been the focus of organization research up to the present, and which have been neglected. Issues that demand further research are set forth. References are given. (Author/VLW)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Center for Research and Development in Teaching.