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Reflecting on reflexivity: Reflexive textual practices in organization and management theory

Alvesson, Mats LU ; Hardy, Cynthia and Harley, Bill (2008) In Journal of Management Studies 45(3). p.480-501
Abstract
This paper identifies four sets of textual practices that researchers in the field of organization and management theory (OMT) have used in their attempts to be reflexive. We characterize them as multi-perspective, multi-voicing, positioning and destabilizing. We show how each set of practices can help to produce reflexive research, but also how each embodies limitations and paradoxes. Finally, we consider the interplay among these sets of practices to develop ideas for new avenues for reflexive practice by OMT researchers.
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Journal of Management Studies
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45
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480 - 501
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1467-6486
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10.1111/j.1467-6486.2007.00765.x
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English
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  abstract     = {This paper identifies four sets of textual practices that researchers in the field of organization and management theory (OMT) have used in their attempts to be reflexive. We characterize them as multi-perspective, multi-voicing, positioning and destabilizing. We show how each set of practices can help to produce reflexive research, but also how each embodies limitations and paradoxes. Finally, we consider the interplay among these sets of practices to develop ideas for new avenues for reflexive practice by OMT researchers.},
  author       = {Alvesson, Mats and Hardy, Cynthia and Harley, Bill},
  issn         = {1467-6486},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {480--501},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Journal of Management Studies},
  title        = {Reflecting on reflexivity: Reflexive textual practices in organization and management theory},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2007.00765.x},
  volume       = {45},
  year         = {2008},
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