Later intellectual trends analytical philosophy structuralism cognitivism focusing on rational representations or archetypical models somehow sidelined pragmatism for three decades in the world of organizations they often conveyed the cartesian dream of rational control which became the mainstream view in management and organization . In organization studies there is a cleavage in the literature that separates questions and questioning at a very fundamental philosophical level. As a conceptual toolbox pragmatism can contribute and clarify key concepts for organization and management studies such as inquiry semiotic mediation habit abduction trans action and valuation however pragmatist thought is still little known by organization and management scholars and by reflexive managers. Many streams of research in organization and management have criticized the mainstream view of organizations as decision making and information processing structures controlled through rational representations substantive or procedural rationality. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied
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