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Author Hage, Jerald, 1932- author.

Title Knowledge evolution and societal transformations : action theory to solve adaptive problems / Jerald Hage
Published London ; New York, NY : Anthem Press, an imprint of Wimbledon Publishing, [2020]
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Contents Cover -- Front Matter -- Half-title -- Title page -- Copyright information -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Foreword: A Magnum Opus for our Times and the Future -- Odyssey: Social Capital Acknowledgements in the Intellectual Journey Through the Micro, Macro, and Meso Worlds of Reality -- Micro.Level -- Macro.Level -- Meso.Level -- Opening Doors, Special Skills, and Research Funding -- Emotional Support -- Notes
Anomic Context: Too Little Socialization with Any Social Grammar -- Conclusion: Creative Minds and Society -- Notes -- Chapter Three Knowledge Creators: Radical Organizational Innovation -- Radical Organizational Innovation at the Production Unit and the Concept of Technical Progress -- Radical product innovations -- Radical process innovations -- Organizational Contexts Discouraging Innovation -- Organizational Contexts Encouraging Innovation -- Innovations in industrial organizations -- Innovations in service organizations -- Innovation in research organizations
Chapter 1 Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Knowledge: Punctuated Equilibrium Theory, Knowledge Creators, Structural Change, Adaptive Problems, and Institutional Solutions -- The PET Paradigm of Social Evolution: The Construct of Knowledge, Equilibrium Stages, Social Evolutionary Theory Critiques, and the Role of Globalization -- The construct of knowledge: Components and perspectives -- Punctuated equilibrium: Stages of knowledge creation -- Social evolutionary critiques and solutions -- The role of globalization in social evolution
Part One Knowledge Creators or Problem Solvers: Creative Minds, Radical Organizational Innovations, and Regional Environments that Encourage Higher Radical Innovation Rates -- Chapter Two Knowledge Creators: Individual Creativity -- Language and the Origin of Knowledge -- Base Line: Characteristics of Social Selves Raised in Traditional and Modern Contexts that Discourage Creativity -- The traditional social context -- The Modern Social Context -- The Postindustrial/Modern Context: Two Social Grammars Encourage Creativity12 -- Diversity of Socialization Experiences -- The Impact on Society
Part One: Evolution in Knowledge Creators or Problem Solvers: Creative Minds, Radical Organizational Innovations, and Regional -- Part Two: Structural Change: Structural Differentiation and Dedifferentiation in Occupations and Their Classes, Organizations and in Their Contexts, and Networks and Their Cohesions -- Part Three: Adaptive Problems: Institutional Transformations Required to Create Meaningful Work, Employment, and Social Integration -- Conclusions: Rethinking Social Change.Theory -- Notes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 15, 2020)
Subject Action theory.
Knowledge, Sociology of.
Organizational sociology.
Sociology -- Philosophy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1785273760