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Exploding the myth about rational organizations and executives

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This paper is the introduction to the book "Organizations on the couch: handbook of psychoanalysis and management". The author argues that executives are not necessarily rational, logical beings but prone to a fair amount of irrational behaviour which can seriously affect organizational processes. To understand better this type of irrationality, the clinical paradigm is introduced as a way of decoding organizational "text". A case study is presented to clarify the process of organizational "textual analysis". Finally, a number of rules of interpretation are introduced

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http://flora.insead.edu/fichiersti_wp/Inseadwp1991/91-15.pdf

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