Enquêtes de gestion, à la recherche du signe dans l’entreprise. Huit récits, du compact-disc au pain biologique
Business Science Research traditionally makes a broad use of the concept of “representation” in its specular, “faithful image of reality”, understanding. A group of researchers of different scientific management fields (control, strategy, sociology, human resources management, philosophy, cognitive sciences, ergonomics) attempted to challenge this concept of representation and replace it by the concept of “sign” : images of the firm, models of working community processes, are not copies of reality, but sense-making signs in the frame of interpretative processes. Instead of presenting closed “cases”, they told each other “open stories” they lived as a starting point for a collective interpretation process.
LORINO, P. [Ed] (2000). Enquêtes de gestion, à la recherche du signe dans l’entreprise. Huit récits, du compact-disc au pain biologique. L’Harmattan.