Holistic Approach to Research

  • N. K. Singh
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


While rapid changes have taken place all over the world in social scientists’ attitude to research, in some quarters, Newtonian notions still dominate the academic mind and organizations. It is truer of the corporate sector, which purports to use research. A typical stance of corporate sector is that what cannot be quantified or measured is no good. Whenever we visit large corporations for studying organizations or manpower systems, almost invariably, we are stuck with the persistence of the question: Can you do the time-and-motion study? When we explain that we do not believe in fragmented or mechanistic approach to studying men and organizations, we find a look of sarcasm saying: ‘It is an unscientific approach’.


Organizational Effectiveness Professional Manager Indian Philosophy Corporate Sector Main Urge 

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© Springer India Pvt. Ltd. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. K. Singh
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  1. 1.Rajarshi School of Management and TechnologyVaranasiIndia

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