The history of organization sciences has been based, since the 19th century, upon approaches which ignore the study of human activity and actors'interpretive processes. In the course of time, new research streams tried to free themselves from initial rationalistic hypotheses, which impose severe contraints, but they move around a missing element: organized collective action and the interpretive production of meaning rooted in action.
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