Methodology, Theory, and Knowledge in the Managerial and Organizational Sciences: Actions and Consequences

Synopsis

Geisler argues that the over-reliance on co-variation techniques and statistical methods, instead of a process approach and in-depth analysis, produces meaningless knowledge in the managerial and organizational sciences, and indeed throughout all the social sciences. He offers instead a new and different approach, based on the notion of what he calls "dynamic morphologies"--an "architecture of slicing complex phenomena." This way it is possible to explain many inconsistencies in research findings, and to find a cohesive, systematic outlook on research, research design, and knowledge creation. Intellectually challenging and following in the footsteps of Kuhn, Argyris, and Popper, Geisler's approach is frankly revolutionary in research design and contains its own notions, terms, and nomenclature. A provocative discussion for academics and others well trained in the organizational, managerial, and social sciences.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Everett M. Rogers
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1999

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