12, No. 2, 197-222.1 Abstract: Organization Studies has recently been captured by a cultural, linguistic, poststructural or postmodern turn, the impetus for which has come from the ontological turn from a (naïve) realist ontology to a socially constructed ontology. Fleetwood, S.
This innovative book argues for an alternative to the prevailing ontology, and shows how positivism and its empirical realist ontology can be abandoned without having to accept strong social constructionism. Critical Realist Applications in Organisation and Management Studies applies critical ... Critical realism has become increasingly important in the way organization and management is studied.