Paradigms in Management
AbstractThe paper laments the current confusion in business science with regard to its epistemology. Any scientific discipline needs a firm structural basis, otherwise research is unfocused and flawed. In business science not even the vocabulary is clear: terms like Management and Business Administration mean many things to different people. The paper suggests to replace Burrell and Morgan’s matrix of sociological paradigms with a new typology which is really able to guide research and practice alike. Management scholars have argued too long without any sense of direction and managers have as a result become reserved and somewhat cynical toward Management theory.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The German University in Cairo, Faculty of Management Technology in its series Working Papers with number 9.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2008
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Epistemology; paradigms in business; theory and practice; management; business science; sociology;
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- M0 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - General
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