Critical Complexities, (from Marginal Paradigms to Learning Networks)

26 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2006

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S.J. Magala

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Date Written: 28 2000 3,

Abstract

The concepts of critical theory require critical changes. Strategies of a Frankfurt school had been transformed in the new academic and institutional environment. The development of scientific research programs resulted in a flexible restructuring of research communities. The new complexity of research networks is less hierarchic, more mobile, not easily centralized. Theories of organizational learning reflect methodological compromises with respect to the paradigms and political compromises with respect to the governance structures. Nomadic, virtual and flexible research communities float in cyberspace discovering the fundamentals of democracy in an era of informational affluence

Keywords: critical theory, research paradigms and communities, methodological and political compromises

JEL Classification: M, M10, L2

Suggested Citation

Magala, Slawomir J., Critical Complexities, (from Marginal Paradigms to Learning Networks) (28 2000 3,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2000-02-ORG. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=370804

Slawomir J. Magala (Contact Author)

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

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