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Title: In Deep Waters. Process Theory Between Scylla and Charybdis
Authors: Weik, Elke
First Published: Mar-2011
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Organization, 2011, 18(5), pp. 655-672.
Abstract: In this article, I propose a middle way between current process and substance theorizing as I argue that both ‘pure’ views are fraught with theoretical problems. I base my proposal on the ontologies of Aristotle and A.N. Whitehead, who both maintain that being and becoming are equally important for a comprehensive analysis of change processes. Drawing on their insights, I develop a conceptual frame that distinguishes between change and becoming, and proposes to use the pairs of potentiality-actuality and activity-relationality as notions that are less fraught with conceptual baggage and more relevant empirically than the distinction between substance and process.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1350508410395983
ISSN: 1350-5084
eISSN: 1461-7323
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: Copyright © The Author(s) 2011. Deposited with reference to the journal's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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