Ingeman Arbnor and Bjorn Bjerke's best-selling text, first published in 1997, remains unrivalled; both in its contemporary relevance to research methodology and in its coverage of the interplay between the philosophy of science, methodology, and business. The authors make an in-depth examination into the circularity of knowledge and its foundations and analyze the repercussions for business, research, and consulting. The fully updated Third Edition of Methodology for Creating Business Knowledge offers contemporary and extremely pertinent discussion about the interests of business knowledge.
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About the Author
Ingeman Arbnor (1949) is a Swedish economist, Professor at the Lund University, Lund, known for his international bestseller "Methodology for Creating Business Knowledge" written with Björn Bjerke. Ingeman Arbnor was born in Sweden in 1949, and studied Economics at the Lund University. A few years, later Arbnor was appointed to his first professorial position at the Lund University. Björn Bjerke supervised the final phase of Arbnor’s doctoral work and a deep professional relation developed, resulting in their becoming coauthors. It is out of this relationship that "Methodology for Creating Business Knowledge" was born and developed. His dissertation containing what is now considered classic methodological reorientations.
Arbnor further worked as an entrepreneur in the field of establishing a running business training and development centers in cooperation with multinational corporations in Sweden. Among other business accomplishments, he has started a trading house, a Venture Competence Invest, and an academy for venture management education.
Since the 1990s, he has been a member of the expert group to the Swedish Association of Graduates in Business Administration and Economics.
Björn Bjerke was born in Sweden and got educated to Ph D level at Lund University.His research, lecturing and business consulting experience spans four decades and as many continents. Björn has held professorships at the Waikato University in New Zealand, the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia, University of Maiduguri in Nigeria, the University of Southern California and a Senior Fellowship at the National University of Singapore in Singapore.Back in Sweden Bjerke worked for a while at the Malmö University College before going to Stockholm. At Stockholm University Bjerke has led a research group in entrepreneurship consisting of 15 junior researchers. Since 2007 he is working at the Baltic Business School at the Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODOLOGYThe Language of MethodologyThe Act of Creating KnowledgeTo Become a Knowledge-CreatorPART TWO: THREE METHODOLOGICAL VIEWSThe Analytical ViewThe Systems ViewThe Actors ViewPART THREE: METHODOLOGYMethodical ProceduresMethods in Language and ActionMethodicsPART FOUR: APPROACHING METHODOLOGYThe Analytical ApproachThe Systems ApproachThe Actors ApproachPART FIVE: METHODOLOGY OF COMPLEMENTARITY The Views as Transformative OperatorsThree Cases - Knowledge of ComplementarityMethodology as Business Creating Intelligence