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Author Johnson, Phil.

Title Understanding management research : an introduction to epistemology / Phil Johnson and Joanne Duberley
Published London ; Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 216 pages)
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-209) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Industrial management -- Research -- Methodology.
Knowledge, Theory of.
Management -- Research -- Methodology.
Form Electronic book
Author Duberley, Joanne.
LC no. 00132732
ISBN 0761969187
0857020188 (ebook)
1412932556 (electronic bk.)
9780857020185 (ebook)
9781412932554 (electronic bk.)