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Theory and Method in Organization Studies: Paradigms and Choices

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Theory and Method in Organization Studies: Paradigms and Choices

Antonio Strati

Pub. date: 2000 | Online Pub. Date: May 31, 2012 | DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446219263 | Print ISBN: 9780761964025 | Online ISBN: 9781446219263 | Publisher:SAGE Publications Ltd

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Chapter 4: The Ethos, Logos and Pathos of Organizational Life

The ethos, logos and pathos of organizational life The fundamental questions that concern organizational theory have been efficaciously listed by Pradip Khandwalla as follows: How does the organization motivate the staff? How does it get their commitment? How does it create a collaborative climate in a fundamentally competitive hierarchical structure and a structure with built-in conflict due to specialization? How does it cope with changes in the environment given the psychological investment in the organizational status quo and given the economies of routinization? How does it create an institution of significant values out of formal structures, commercial goals, and paid employment? How does it retain social legitimacy and thereby ensure a flow of resources? How does it, in poor societies, contribute to social development? How does it manage growth and transitions? How does it ensure accountability without alienating staff? How does it manage various resource dependencies? How does it manage ...

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