Computer systems & misconceptions*

It’s December 31, 1999, 24:00 hours. Everybody anxiously holds his breath. Will all computer systems survive the passage into the new millennium? In a mustard yellow room, hidden deep under Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, New York, a handful of employees monitor the busiest subway system in the world. Tensions are as high as on … Read more

Realistic relativism is all about politics

In the Second Edition of the Handbook of Organization Studies (2006), Stephen Turner presents an overview of the interaction between the philosophy of the social sciences and the organization studies. From the French Revolution and Bonaparte, via Marx, Weber, Popper and Kuhn he brings us to the reality of Hacking: “Reality is an attribute of … Read more