The aim of this paper is to provide the analysis of the concept of paradigm and its meaning to management studies. The author uses the current situation in management studies as a starting point for discussing: the notion of paradigm and highlight its two types prominent in Kuhn's theory; the structure of disciplinary matrix - the paradigm in a broad sense, plus the paradigm in a more special meaning (exemplar); Kuhn's concept of scientific communities and development of science. Some recommendations about the future development of management studies are made.
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