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FERNANDES, Valdir  and  PONCHIROLLI, Osmar. Contributions of communicative, substantive and environmental rationality to organizational studies. Cad. EBAPE.BR [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.spe1, pp. 604-626. ISSN 1679-3951.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-39512011000600009.

The theme of this article falls within organizational and rationality theory. It presents an analysis of essays concerning the substantive rationality of Guerreiro Ramos, the environmental rationality of Enrique Leff, the Habermasian vision of Communicative Action and their implications in the organizational universe. The article's methodology is based on a bibliographic review of multiple sources. The data were obtained through bibliographic research, and the data analysis was conducted in a descriptive-interpretive manner. For this purpose, content and document analyses were used. The conclusions based on the proposals of these authors include the possibility of a critical perspective capable of identifying and confronting the pathologies that the current world demands, with an emphasis on the parameter of communicative reason. In the final instance, this should control the systematic processes, placing them at the service of the communicatively established human ends. In the analysis of the proposals of these three authors, the discussion that emerges is that the type of rationality found in social action depends essentially on the motivation of action that must necessarily be incorporated into organizational theory.

Keywords : Communicative rationality; Substantive rationality; Environmental rationality; Organizational theory.

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