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Paradigms

Yonatan Reshef
School of Business
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

Paradigms are interconnected webs of basic assumptions about how the organization should be run both economically and socially, and about roles assigned to each party. 

Because of their systematic character, paradigms exert a powerful inertial influence over the collectivities governed by them.

Paradigms are generalized cognitive structures, or frameworks, that people use to impose structures on and impart meanings to particular events.

Paradigms are self inflicted rules or regulations that set an emotional and cognitive boundary to our thinking and abilities to be creative.



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