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Kirjallisuuskatsaus johtamisen rakenneanalyyttiseen paradigmaan

Huhtala, Hannele and Laakso, Aino (2006) Kirjallisuuskatsaus johtamisen rakenneanalyyttiseen paradigmaan. Hallinnon Tutkimus, 25 (4). pp. 4-18. ISSN 0359-6680

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The structural analysts_is one of the central management paradigms of the 20th century, although there has been little study of it in Finland. T he aim of this literature review is to study how the structural analysis paradigm is presented in international literature on the private sector during the review period (1992-2006). In particular, the review will focus on the extent to which literature presents the structural analysis paradigm as techniques versus as an ideology. To summarise the results, the articles studied can be divided into five main categories. Firstly, the dynamic between different paradigms, including the structural analysis paradigm, and how the emergence and dominance of a particular paradigm was linked to the relevant societal or world economic circumstances. The second focus of interest is the content of the structural analysis paradigm, in other words, how it emerged, which theoreticians subscribed to it, and what kind of issues and problems was it expected to solve. T hirdly, the literature deals with the history of management theories in different countries. The fourth group contains articles presenting the life work of various theorists. The articles of the fifth group test one of the structural analysis paradigm theories, concepts or models, and discuss potential modern applications for them, the countertheories or criticism attracted by them and their legacy to·more recent schools of thought. As a conclusion, the review appears to confirm the observation by Barley and Kunda (1992, 379) that the structural analysis paradigm has not established itself as a consistent ideology to the same degree as, for example, scientific management or the organizational culture paradigm. Secondly, the texts contain very little discussion on the ideological component of the structural analysis paradigm, while its technical component is emphasised. A similar trend has previously been discovered in Spain, Germany and the UK. The review concludes by considering whether currently used organisational methods could be seen to fall under the structural analysiS paradigm.

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Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 10:24
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