PRICE, Ilfryn (2014). Organizational Darwinism and research methodology. In: EURAM 2014, Valencia, June 2014. (Submitted)
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I argue that research methodologies in organizational studies provide an example of cultural evolution but that the resulting dominant logic impedes understanding by militating against realistic inductive research. I examine major 'schools' in organizational Darwinism / cultural evolution and identify overlap between those who use evolutionary dynamics as a relativist lens, the more classically positivist thinking derived from Evolutionary Economics and Darwin's original (1871) conceptual or constructive cultural evolution I then take Darwin's inductive assembly of facts and test existing research that has used an evolutionary perspective against the various strands of his "one long argument"
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management|
|Depositing User:||Ilfryn Price|
|Date Deposited:||02 Apr 2014 08:32|
|Last Modified:||19 Oct 2016 23:58|
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