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BOAVA, Diego Luiz Teixeira  and  MACEDO, Fernanda Maria Felício. Contributions of phenomenology to organizational studies. Cad. EBAPE.BR [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.spe1, pp. 469-487. ISSN 1679-3951.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-39512011000600003.

This study discusses the elements that enable another way of understanding administrative phenomena through a description workup of phenomenology and the phenomenological method. Thus, the object is to present the main contributions and possibilities of phenomenology to organizational studies. It analyzes in detail considerations of phenomenology in general and the various types of specific phenomenological methods, seeking to clarify the philosophy that exists in these themes to assist researchers in their daily work. It also discusses phenomenological and eidetic reduction. These reductions are vital for removing man from his natural attitude. Another issue the article broaches is the implementation of the method of phenomenological philosophy into the realm of empirical research. In this context comes the latest topic to be addressed, which is in line with the aims of this study, discussing the use of phenomenology in the context of management. To illustrate it, several studies are presented on phenomenology and a specific empiric phenomenological method in the field of organizational studies. Thus, the theme of this article has been pinpointed, and it is now necessary to move on to other possibilities.

Keywords : Phenomenology; Phenomenological method; Organizational studies.

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