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ERIC Number: EJ873192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
Cultural Complexity: A New Epistemological Perspective
Browaeys, Marie-Joelle; Baets, Walter
Learning Organization, v10 n6 p332-339 2003
Culture is a complex process. Many authors show the importance of the concept of culture in organizations. The question which arises is how to approach the cultural problematic of organizations. The paper proposes that the traditional ways--based on the Cartesian epistemology--do not match with the cultural complexity, since it simplifies too much to be satisfying. This paper proposes a new paradigm called "complexity thinking" which seems to be more appropriate for studying culture in organizations. Furthermore, the paper outlines the concepts and principles of this epistemology that could be seen more as a strategy than a ready-for-use method in approaching culture in learning organizations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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