Theory of Science Perspectives on Strategic Management Research

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dc.contributor.author Foss, Nikolai J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:20Z
dc.date.issued 2007-07-09T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9788791815065 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7441
dc.description.abstract Arguments derived from the theory of science have been present in strategic management discourse since at least the beginning of the 1970s. The field’s topjournal,the Strategic Management Journal, has printed several theory of sciencebased papers. Most positions in the theory of science (falsificationism, instrumentalism, realism, constructivism, etc.) have been present in the methodological discourse in the field. This chapter briefly reviews theory science applications to strategic management, before a distinctive perspective on the evolution of the strategic management field is developed. According to this perspective, science progresses when deeper level mechanisms are identified and theorized. Theoretical reduction may therefore be an independent criterion of scientific progress. Application to the strategic management field of this perspective, which in the social sciences is closely connected to the notion of methodological individualism, reveals that the field has evolved in a manner akin to a swinging pendulum, oscillating between micro and macro perspectives. en_US
dc.format.extent 28 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SMG Working paper;2007-007 en_US
dc.subject.other the theory of science en_US
dc.subject.other strategic management en_US
dc.subject.other reduction en_US
dc.title Theory of Science Perspectives on Strategic Management Research en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07jul09 gepomo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.corporationshort Center for Strategic Management and Globalization. SMG en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.description.notes Prepared for: The Elgar Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy / Edited by Giovanni Battista Dagnino en_US
dc.idnumber 9788791815065 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Debates and a Novel View en_US


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