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


Academy of Management Review. 21 1996: 529-­‐557



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 multiparadigm relations. In addition to clarifying paradigm contrasts, the article points to connections between paradigms by taking a postmodern perspective.

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Author: Majken Schultz