Paradigms in Management
Matthias Huehn ()
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Matthias Huehn: Faculty of Management Technology, The German University in Cairo
No 9, Working Papers from The German University in Cairo, Faculty of Management Technology
The paper laments the current confusion in business science with regard to its epistemology. Any scientific discipline needs a firm structural basis, otherwise research is unfocused and flawed. In business science not even the vocabulary is clear: terms like Management and Business Administration mean many things to different people. The paper suggests to replace Burrell and Morgan’s matrix of sociological paradigms with a new typology which is really able to guide research and practice alike. Management scholars have argued too long without any sense of direction and managers have as a result become reserved and somewhat cynical toward Management theory.
Keywords: Epistemology; paradigms in business; theory and practice; management; business science; sociology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B0 M0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 18 pages
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