Living with Multiple Paradigms: The Case of Paradigm Interplay in Organization Culture Studies

Majken Schultz, Mary Jo Hatch

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This article presents a new strategy for multiparadigm research that promotes interplay between paradigms. We develop interplay across the border of functionalist and interpretive paradigms and use organizational culture studies as an example of how interplay affects multi-paradigm relations. In addition to clarifying paradigm contrasts, the article points to connections between paradigms by taking a postmodern perspective.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAcademy of Management Review
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)529-557
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1996

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