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Power, theory building, and heuristics


  • Jean-Claude Thoenig

    () (DRM - Dauphine Recherches en Management - Université Paris-Dauphine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


The concept of power provides a unique analytical tool to study, understand and explain organized action set ups. The paper lists a series of examples derived from the research practice of its author. Such a perspective does not imply that this tool by definition makes sense only for theoretical agendas dealing with power and domination issues. The paper also explores some scientific enigmas that are still open for further inquiry

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  • Jean-Claude Thoenig, 2011. "Power, theory building, and heuristics," Post-Print halshs-00638230, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00638230
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    Power Analytical tool scientific enigmas organized action; Power Analytical tool scientific enigmas organized action;

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