Some implications for organizational analysis
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Law (2004) considers the messiness of social science research, which comes close to the word ‘tangledness’. Throughout his book, Law refers to what he calls the ‘Euro-American thinking’, which he sums up (Law, 2004:145) as reﬂecting constancy (i.e. there are general and invariant laws and processes and nothing changes unless it is forced to change), passivity in the objects that it discovers (they stay the same until they are caused to change) and universality (what is absent is generally the same in all possible locations). Law (2004) suggests that studying process is more about disentanglement of a world ‘out-there’ than about imposing regularity on that world. The world ‘out-there’ is basically a mess, but not a mess without any form of order. Our approach to social phenomena, he suggests, should therefore be reﬂected by what he calls ‘modest sociology’ (Law, 1994).