On Synthesis of Relevance and Rigor: A Critique of Freek Vermeulen’s Solution

    Publikation: Working paperForskning

    Resumé

    This paper presents a critique of Freek Vermeulen’s synthesis of rigor and relevance in management research, and argues (1) at the first glance, Vermeulen’s papers are very appealing; (2) but with a closer scrutiny, we can unveil the weak and shaky foundations of his argument; (3) as a consequence, his solution of ‘adding a second loop’ to make management research meet dual needs of rigor and relevance is illusory and merely an applied science fiction; (4) and finally, there are two real contributions of his papers to the irrelevance debate, but they are not like what we might have thought.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Udgivelses stedFrederiksberg
    UdgiverDepartment of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School
    Antal sider21
    StatusUdgivet - 2009
    NavnWorking Paper / Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School
    Nummer2-2009

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    Li, X. (2009). On Synthesis of Relevance and Rigor: A Critique of Freek Vermeulen’s Solution. Frederiksberg: Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School. Working Paper / Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School, Nr. 2-2009
    Li, Xin. / On Synthesis of Relevance and Rigor : A Critique of Freek Vermeulen’s Solution. Frederiksberg : Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School, 2009. (Working Paper / Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School; Nr. 2-2009).
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