Should organization studies aspire to be a mono-paradigmatic science as argued by Pfeffer or should we pursue a strategy of unconditional pluralism by “letting thousands flower grow”? A new framework is presented that suggests that scientific progress in organization studies will best be promoted by upholding a balance between the exploitation of existing research programs and the exploration of new research programs. Too much pluralism can be as destructive for scientific progress as too little pluralism.
|Place of Publication||København|
|Publisher||Institut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi, Handelshøjskolen i København|
|Number of pages||44|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Series||Working Paper / Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy. Copenhagen Business School|
Knudsen, C. (2002). Pluralism, Scientific Progress and the Structure of Organization Studies. Institut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi, Handelshøjskolen i København. Working Paper / Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy. Copenhagen Business School, No. 2002-05