Organizations pp 167-177 | Cite as

Epilogue to Part I: The Two “Archai” Combined

  • Jan AchterberghEmail author
  • Dirk Vriens


In Chap. 1 we advanced the position that organizations have an experimental and a social “arche.” These “archai” are features of organizations that cannot be negated without negating organizations altogether. They are unavoidable characteristics of the “phenomena” we call organizations. Following Aristotle’s “method” of starting with the phenomena as we experience them, we introduced the “archai” referring to everyday experiences with organizations.


Organizational Communication Social System Theory Goal Program Meaningful Life Regular Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fac. Management SciencesRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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