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Would-Be Problem Improvers In Action: Tackling Ambiguity In Organizational Issues



    (Saxion Universities of Applied Sciences, Knowledge Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Natural Sciences, department Pharmacy, University of Groningen The Netherlands)


Would be improvers or anybody who is involved in the debate over problematical organizational situations, are faced with a methodological question. How to make a plausible, defensible connection between the problematical situation and the actions for bringing improvement? If it is true that people express themselves about organizational issues in ambiguous terms then one needs to address this ambiguity instead of the ‘problems’ to find an answer on the methodological question.

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  • Jos J. Van Der Werf, 2008. "Would-Be Problem Improvers In Action: Tackling Ambiguity In Organizational Issues," JOURNAL STUDIA UNIVERSITATIS BABES-BOLYAI NEGOTIA, Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Business.
  • Handle: RePEc:bbn:journl:2008_1_2_van_der_werf

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    would-be problem; improvers; situation; actions; methodological question;

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    • D29 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Other


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