Organizing a Buddhist Way

  • Dian Marie Hosking


In the last 30 or 40 years, the field of organization studies has been marked by discussion of what have variously been called paradigms, discourses of science, thought styles or cultures of inquiry (Alvesson and Deetz, 2000; Bentz and Shapiro, 1998; Chia, 1995; Guba and Lincoln, 1994). These, let’s call them ‘cultures’, differ in their assumptions about what exists, what we humans can know about what exists and how that knowledge can be produced. They also differ in whether they centre an individual inquirer or relational processes, in whether they present inquiry as if it were with or ‘without philosophy’ (Bentz and Shapiro, 1998) and in whether inquiry is presented as with or without cultural and historical embeddedness (Hosking, 2011).


Relational Process Light Structure Relational Reality Appreciative Inquiry Positivist Science 
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