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Igor Chirikov

Four Methods for Defining Organizational Boundaries in Sociology

2012. Vol. 13. No. 5. P. 129–145 [issue contents]
The paper codifies the theoretical perspectives in sociology of organizations related to studies in organizational boundaries. Four methods for conceptualizing organizational boundaries are identified, depending on a key metaphor which each method proposes. The presented metaphors include (1) boundary as membrane (flap); (2) boundary as convention; (3) boundary as interface; (4) boundary as forefront. In addition, the paper discusses the organizational perspectives’ general methodological drawbacks in studying organizational boundaries.
Citation: Chirikov Igor S (2012) Chetyre sposoba opredeleniya organizatsionnykh granits v sotsiologii [Four Methods for Defining Organizational Boundaries in Sociology] Economic Sociology, 5, pp. 129-145 (in Russian)
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