ERIC Number: EJ670929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Rational, Human, Political, and Symbolic Text in Harvard Business School Cases: A Study of Structure and Content.
Swiercz, Paul Michael; Ross, Kathleen T.
Journal of Management Education, v27 n4 p407-30 Aug 2003
Using a framework of organizational arenas (rational, human, political, symbolic), narrative analysis of the content of 36 Harvard Business School case studies revealed an overwhelming emphasis on the rational to the virtual exclusion of other domains. Four perceptual hazards (metathemes) that characterize rationality bias were elaborated: rationalistic, execucentric, instrumentalist, and objective. (Contains 41 references.) (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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