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Understanding management research [electronic resource] :an introduction to epistemology / Phil Johnson and Joanne Duberley.

By: Johnson, Phil.
Contributor(s): Duberley, Joanne.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2000Description: 1 online resource (vii, 216 p.).ISBN: 9780857020185 (ebook); 0857020188 (ebook); 0761969187; 9780761969181; 9781412932554 (electronic bk.); 1412932556 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Management -- Research -- Methodology | Industrial management -- Research -- Methodology | Knowledge, Theory of | Gestion -- Recherche -- M�ethodologie | Gestion d'entreprise -- Recherche -- M�ethodologie | Connaissance, Th�eorie de la | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Training | Management | Sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoek | Kennistheorie | Industrial management -- Research -- Methodology | Knowledge, Theory of | Management -- Research -- Methodology | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 658.0072 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 -- Introduction -- The Importance of Epistemology in Management Research; Chapter 2 -- Positivist Epistemology -- The Search for Foundations?; Chapter 3 -- Positivism -- The Management Mainstream?; Chapter 4 -- Conventionalist Epistemology -- The Socialization of Science?; Chapter 5 -- Postmodernist Epistemology -- Relativism Unleashed?; Chapter 6 -- Critical Theory and Management -- The Return of Rationalism and the Promise of Progress?; Chapter 7 -- Pragmatism and Critical Realism -- Transcending Descartes' Either/Or?
Summary: This is an invaluable introduction for all students and researchers of management confronting a new research project. Understanding Management Research provides an overview of the principal epistemological debates in social science and how these lead to and are expressed in different ways of conceiving and undertaking organizational research.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-209) and index.

Cover; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 -- Introduction -- The Importance of Epistemology in Management Research; Chapter 2 -- Positivist Epistemology -- The Search for Foundations?; Chapter 3 -- Positivism -- The Management Mainstream?; Chapter 4 -- Conventionalist Epistemology -- The Socialization of Science?; Chapter 5 -- Postmodernist Epistemology -- Relativism Unleashed?; Chapter 6 -- Critical Theory and Management -- The Return of Rationalism and the Promise of Progress?; Chapter 7 -- Pragmatism and Critical Realism -- Transcending Descartes' Either/Or?

This is an invaluable introduction for all students and researchers of management confronting a new research project. Understanding Management Research provides an overview of the principal epistemological debates in social science and how these lead to and are expressed in different ways of conceiving and undertaking organizational research.

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