The Production of Knowledge (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
208
Utgivningsdatum
2006-04-01
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Illustrationer
Illustrations
Dimensioner
225 x 145 x 17 mm
Vikt
360 g
Antal komponenter
1
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44:B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Case Laminate on Creme w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780199288533
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Bill Starbuck has been one of the leading management researchers over several decades. In this book he reflects on a number of challenges associated with management and social science research - the search for a 'behavioral science', the limits of rationality, the unreliability of many research findings, the social shaping of research agendas, cultures and judgements. It is an engaging, autobiographical account in which he discusses some of his own research and
various methodological debates.
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Karl E. Weick, Rensis Likert Distinguished University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology, University of Michigan In this remarkable book, one of the most original minds in all of social science shows how to make the science better. Bill Starbuck demonstrates that true scholars are defined by their inputs, not just their outputs. Inputs captured in his autobiography are converted into lessons that reshape the tools we use to understand social complexity. This book is a profound illustration of living the craft of scholarship, with equally profound guidelines to improve the
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Danny Miller, Rogers-J.-A.-Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship Hautes tudes Commerciales, Montral In a fascinating account of his 40 years of investigation and learning, Bill Starbuck presents an original, razor-sharp and often devastating critique of our vast body of organizational research. He also plots the route to a better way to create useful, cumulative knowledge of organizations, This book is a must-read for anyone who wishes to study organizations and it will become a classic in our literature.

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<br>William H. Starbuck is ITT Professor of Creative Management at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Author of numerous articles on a wide-ranging set of issues relating to organizational behavior and strategy, he is also a former editor of Administrative Science Quarterly and co-editor of The Handbook of Organizational Design (with Paul Nystrom, OUP, 1981). <br>

Innehållsförteckning

1. Creating Better Social Science; 2. A Journey into Disillusionment: Discovering Problems; 3. Pretences of Research; 4. A Journey into Hope: Discovering Partial Solutions; 5. The Production of Knowledge