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Mechanisms of Dialectical Change

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  • Albert Martin

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Dialectics as a scientific method has its limitations. Dialectics as an intrinsic aspect of reality is an eminent and essential force in social life. Dialectics is about structures and dialectics is about change. This article shows how dialectic mechanisms work. The general considerations are illustrated by cases of organizational, strategic and technological change. We describe some types of dialectical structures and discuss what conditions may be responsible for activating the dialectical mechanism.

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  • Albert Martin, 2009. "Mechanisms of Dialectical Change," management revue. Socio-economic Studies, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 20(2), pages 149-157.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:mamere:1861-9908_mrev_2009_2_martin
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    Keywords

    change processes; mechanisms; logic of explanation; management of change;

    JEL classification:

    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation

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