Organizational Darwinism and research methodology

PRICE, Ilfryn (2014). Organizational Darwinism and research methodology. In: EURAM 2014, Valencia, June 2014. (Submitted)

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Abstract

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
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7900

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