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Presentation of Max Weber’s work and factors deciding his choice as the patron of the Institute 

Anna Tutaj

State Higher Vocational School in Wałbrzych, Institute of Social and Legal Affairs, Zamkowa 4, 58-300 Wałbrzych, Poland


ORCID: 0000-0002-6170-2458

Wojciech Tutaj

The Max Weber Institute in Jedlina Zdrój, Warszawska 20, 58-330 Jedlina Zdrój, Poland


ORCID: 0000-0000-4398-4789

Jerzy Tutaj

Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Department of Organization and Management,  Łukasiewicza 5, 50-371 Wrocław, Poland


ORCID: 0000-0002-1764-5011

Max Weber, organization, postmodernity.


The article initiates the functioning of the Max Weber Institute. The authors presented the arguments behind the choice of Max Weber as the patron of the Institute, and also reviewed Weber’s achievements in terms of their own research interests. The article focuses on two aspects of Max Weber’s legacy: understanding sociology and the area of research on organization and power. It was noted that for over a hundred years Max Weber was and is perceived as a prophet of postmodernity, as evidenced by the title - Prophet of Postmodernity - of this year’s international conference in Krakow.

received:   16.06.2020
corrected:   07.07.2020
accepted: 10.07.2020


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