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Open To Negotiation: Phenomenological Assumptions And Knowledge Dissemination

Date Added: Jun 2009
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Phenomenological assumptions - assumptions about the fundamental qualities of the phenomenon being studied and how it relates to the environment in which it occurs - affect the dissemination of knowledge from subfields to the broader field of study. Micro-process research in organizational studies rests on implicit phenomenological assumptions that vary in the extent to which micro-processes are viewed as parts of larger systems. The authors suggest that phenomenological assumptions linking micro-processes to organizational contexts highlight the relevance of micro-process research findings to broader organizational questions, and therefore increase the likelihood that the findings will disseminate to the larger field of organizational research.