Integrating modernist and postmodernist perspectives on organizations: A complexity science bridge

Max Boisot, Bill McKelvey

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Competition between modernism and postmodernism has not been fruitful, and management researchers are divided in their preference, thereby undermining the legitimacy of truth claims in the field as a whole. Drawing on Ashby's Law of Requisite Variety on complexity science, and in particular on power-law-distributed phenomena, we show how the order-seeking regime of the modernists and the richness-seeking regime of the postmodernists draw on different ontological assumptions that can be integrated within a single overarching framework.
Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)415-433
RevistaAcademy of Management Review
Volum35
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 1 de jul. 2010
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