Online from: 2006
Subject Area: Management Science/Management Studies
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|Title:||Meaning and interpretation: insights and discourse|
|Author(s):||Nada K. Kakabadse, (Northampton Business School, The University of Northampton, Northampton, UK), Peter Steane, (Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia)|
|Citation:||Nada K. Kakabadse, Peter Steane, (2010) "Meaning and interpretation: insights and discourse", Journal of Management History, Vol. 16 Iss: 3, pp.346 - 366|
|Keywords:||Hermeneutics, Interpretation, Management, Meaning, Understanding|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/17511341011051243 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The paper seeks to analyze the discourse of meaning and interpretation in the social sciences. It aims to provide a historical overview of the hermeneutics and the need for scientific as well as general understanding, and to emphasize the importance of the interpretive approach in management history.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper provides an in-depth literature review of interpretation.
Findings – Interpretative approach is a basic building block of all science and management praxis.
Research limitations/implications – Literature is limited to social science.
Practical implications – The paper highlights the importance of interpretation in management dialogue and praxis,
Originality/value – The originality of the paper lies in the scope of its literature review and the broad understanding it provides for management praxis.
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