Researchers on management and organisation have always recognised that their particular subject is contingent on macro-level developments. The 1990s have witnessed abrupt changes like the collapse of the Soviet Union, the triumph of market economy and the lowering of international barriers. Our world view became to be built after World War II upon 1) the progress of science, 2) the industrial mode of production, 3) the political and economic status quo of the nations and 4) collective material values. The article argues that all these four have gone through tumultuous changes in ways that are conducive to reassessments in organisation studies.
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