This chapter studies the key contribution of American pragmatists, in particular Ch. S. Peirce, J. Dewey and G. H. Mead, to understand creative organizational practices as social situated processes. It develops the concepts of habit, abduction, inquiry, mediation and situation. This theoretical framework is illustrated by the study of a case of organizational innovation in a financial service company.
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