Different kinds of openings of Luhmann's systems theory: A reply to la Cour et al
Becker, K. H. & Seidl, D. (2007) Different kinds of openings of Luhmann's systems theory: A reply to la Cour et al. Organization, 14(6), pp. 939-944.
Various researchers have called for an 'opening up' of Luhmann's systems theory. We take this short paper as an occasion for a critical reflection on the necessity, existence and possibilities of such an opening. We start by pointing out the inherent openness of Luhmann's theory, and, based on this, discuss three kinds of openings: the international opening, the theoretical opening and the empirical opening. With regard to the latter, we distinguish three general options of using Luhmann's theory for empirical research. Copyright © 2007 SAGE.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Luhmann, Organization theory, Systems theory|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Deposited On:||20 Dec 2011 07:30|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 14:37|
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