The paper "Organizational Perspectives" is a wonderful example of a literature review on management. This project entails to analytically review some past research works on the topic pertaining to the three common organizational perspectives such as Modernism, Symbolic Interpretive or Interpretivism, and Postmodernism. These perspectives have long contributed to the operation of various organizations and their subsequent success or failure. In this review, an attempt has been made to collect, collate, evaluate, and analyze the ideas represented across various genres or work over a period of time. Certain initial researches on this area of interest have been discussed as seminal work and the more recent literature has been utilized to develop contrast and comparison of the evolution of the understanding on the topic over time.
The philosophical indentation as well as the methodological approaches of the various works cited here have been attempted an analysis with. Also, an examination of the validity (external as well as internal) of the works discussed here has been made. The literature review progresses with the discussion on the strengths and limitations of the methodological and philosophical approaches and their implication on future research, practice, or theory followed by certain recommendations towards future research on the topic.
Finally a conclusive description of the leaning insight obtained throughout the preparation and presentation of this analytic literature review along with a re-statement of the theoretical underpinning and research implications behind taking up this study. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Gibson (1988) in his organizational analysis has explained the initial contribution of Michael Foucault towards the impact of postmodernism on organizational analysis. Foucault presented a passionate criticism of modernism which has been contested by several types of research over and again.
His works had a strong representation of philosophical idealism. The basic ideology behind this study is that discipline is concerned with the slightest of details of the lives of those connected to it, irrespective of the organization. The methodological approaches in the study by Gibson (1988) are represented as archaeological theory, genealogy, and ethical considerations.