Contaduría y administración
Print version ISSN 0186-1042
GALICIA OSUNA, David. Administrative discourse and pragmatic tradition. Contad. Adm [online]. 2009, n.229, pp. 135-153. ISSN 0186-1042.
Administration and its discourse cannot be deemed as science and theory since it does not meet the theoricity, contrastation, refutation, deductibility and axiomatization criteria. In this paper I propose to locate the administrative discourse within the pragmatic tradition, particularly because of its similarities with this tradition. It is argued that the administrative discourse focuses on results, usefulness, goals achievement, desine gratification, effectiveness, prudence, instrument rationality (means-end) and for-profit objectives. At the same time it subordinates epistemological issues such as truth, theoricity, deductibility and coherence criteria, hypothesis contrastation and the search for truth. A reflection is necessary on the administrative discourse propositions and their relation to reality beyond results. This is necessary in order to advance towards the theorization of administration.
Keywords : discurso administrativo; tradición pragmática; verdad; lucro.