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On alternative strategies for doing research in the management and social sciences

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1 Author(s)
A. Reisman ; Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH, USA

The author delineates a number of taxonomic approaches to classifying knowledge for research into management and social sciences and points out the need for yet higher order contributions, namely those which embed that which is known in more generalized theoretical frameworks. He also discusses research strategies that do not necessarily contribute to the objective of consolidating knowledge. Lastly, he comments on some of the pitfalls of each research strategy and the relative ease or difficulty in overcoming such pitfalls depending on the strategy chosen

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IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 4 )