Towards a Humanistic Management Paradigm: A Step Back to Embrace the Future?
Fordham University Schools of Business Research Paper
Humanistic Management Network, Research Paper Series No. 13-02
6 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2013
Date Written: February 20, 2013
Many scholars and practitioners would agree that current organizational research is in a paradigmatic crisis. The questions we are answering within the ‘normal science’ paradigm of economism resemble Kuhn’s puzzle solving approach but rarely yield important further insights paramount to answering urgent questions of the real world. Looking back at the roots of organizational research, the author proposes a more dedicated and concerted effort to developing an alternative, humanistic paradigm, which can set management research onto a path to higher theoretical accuracy and more practical relevance.
Keywords: humanistic management, paradigm, economism, organizational research
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