Structure, culture and agency: Rejecting the current orthodoxy of organisation theory
UNSPECIFIED. (1997) Structure, culture and agency: Rejecting the current orthodoxy of organisation theory. JOURNAL FOR THE THEORY OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR, 27 (1). 93-&. ISSN 0021-8308Full text not available from this repository.
The preoccupation with 'organisational culture' within organisation theory continues to engage academia and the business world alike, This paper argues that not only has the decade-long emphasis on culture led to an unhelpful disregard for structure but more fundamentally involves an elision of structure and culture. In contradistinction, structure, culture and agency are held to be irreducible emergent strata of reality. It is maintained that Giddens' structuration theory-which commands considerable assent-conflates structure and agency, thereby precluding analysis of their relative interplay over time. Such conflationary premises are further evident in the literature on 'organisational culture'. Analytical dualism is held to be the methodological key to examining the relative interplay of structure, culture and agency and is predicated four-square on the reality of a stratified world.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL FOR THE THEORY OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||32|
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