Understanding Management Research: An Introduction to Epistemology

Understanding Management Research: An Introduction to Epistemology

by Phil Johnson, Joanne Duberley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761969179

ISBN-13: 9780761969174

Pub. Date: 12/08/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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. For researchers and students who are increasingly expected to adopt a reflexive understanding of their own epistemological position, the…  See more details below

Overview

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. For researchers and students who are increasingly expected to adopt a reflexive understanding of their own epistemological position, the authors present a concise, accessible guide to the different perspectives available and their implications for research output.

All students undertaking empirical research for theses and dissertations will find this book helps them comprehend the key ongoing debates and engage with their own pre-understandings when trying to make sense of management and organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761969174
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/08/2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Positivist Epistemology

Positivism

Conventionalist Epistemology

Postmodernist Epistemology

Critical Theory and Management

Pragmatism and Critical Realism

Conclusions

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