Grasping the logic of practice: Theorizing through practical rationality

Sandberg, Jörgen and Tsoukas, Haridimos (2011) Grasping the logic of practice: Theorizing through practical rationality. Academy of Management Review, 36 2: 338-360. doi:10.5465/AMR.2011.59330942

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Author Sandberg, Jörgen
Tsoukas, Haridimos
Title Grasping the logic of practice: Theorizing through practical rationality
Journal name Academy of Management Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0363-7425
Publication date 2011-04-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5465/AMR.2011.59330942
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 36
Issue 2
Start page 338
End page 360
Total pages 23
Place of publication Briarcliff Manor, NY, U.S.A.
Publisher Academy of Management
Language eng
Formatted abstract
There is an increasing concern that management theories are not relevant to practice. In the paper we contend that the overall problem is that most management theories are unable to capture the logic of practice because they are developed within the framework of Scientific Rationality. We elaborate Practical Rationality as an alternative framework, and show how it enables development of theories that grasp the logic of practice and, thus, are more relevant to management practice.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes In press article available online to Academy of Management members in 2010.

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