Journal of Social Sciences

Ten Theses in Search of a Thesis for Late Modern Organizations

Hooman Attar

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2010.119.122

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 1

Pages 119-122


Problem statement: Organizational studies frequently fail to integrate major sociological treatments of the problematic nature of contemporary society into their routine investigations. Approach: This study used the idea of risk management as a lever for integrating sociological explorations of the risk society and reflexive modernization into organizational studies, opening up the question of the restricted nature of organizational considerations of risk, the reasons for the degree of ‘unreflexivity ’ that exists and how this might be investigated and addressed. The following ten ‘theses’ state some of the key assumptions that one ‘thesis’ is making in seeking to open up this debate. Conclusion/Recommendations: My proposal is to adopt a Latourian style that follows the actors involved in weaving together the micro and macro, discursive and non-discursive, elements of risk and its management.


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