Pragmatism in Organizations : Ambivalence and Limits

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SEIBEL, Wolfgang, 2019. Pragmatism in Organizations : Ambivalence and Limits. In: ZILBER, Tammar B., ed., John M. AMIS, ed., Johanna MAIR, ed.. The Production of Managerial Knowledge and Organizational Theory : New Approaches to Writing, Producing and Consuming Theory. first edition. Bingley:Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 43-58. ISBN 978-1-78769-184-1

@incollection{Seibel2019Pragm-45730, title={Pragmatism in Organizations : Ambivalence and Limits}, year={2019}, edition={first edition}, number={59}, isbn={978-1-78769-184-1}, address={Bingley}, publisher={Emerald Publishing Limited}, series={Research in the Sociology of Organizations}, booktitle={The Production of Managerial Knowledge and Organizational Theory : New Approaches to Writing, Producing and Consuming Theory}, pages={43--58}, editor={Zilber, Tammar B. and Amis, John M. and Mair, Johanna}, author={Seibel, Wolfgang} }

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