Retrieving Philosophy in Management and Organization Science

Philosophy of Management 15 (2):161-169 (2016)
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Abstract

Like any social science, management and organization sits astride two literary and epistemic disciplines; the empirical and the conceptual. I argue that emphasizing the former to the detriment of the latter, as is often the case in management and organization research, creates a conceptual blindness that compromises progress in the field. I show how adopting a more philosophically attuned methodology buttresses the conceptual tools of management and organization research via deduction, induction, normative grounding, and overcoming the illusion of unanimity.

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Julian Friedland
Metropolitan State University of Denver

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