A critical rationalist approach to organizational learning: testing the theories held by managers

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Faran, Doron and Wijnhoven, Fons (2011) A critical rationalist approach to organizational learning: testing the theories held by managers. In: Organization Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference, OLKC 2011, April 12-14 2011, Hull, UK.

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Abstract:The common wisdom is that Popper's critical rationalism, a method aimed at knowledge validation through falsification of theories, is inadequate for managers in organizations. This study falsifies this argument in three phases: first, it specifies the obstructers that prevent the method from being employed; second, the critical rationalist method is adapted for strategic management purposes; last, the method and the hypotheses are tested via action research. Conclusions are that once the obstructers are omitted the method is applicable and effective.
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Conference URL:http://www2.hull.ac.uk/hubs/olkc2011.aspx
Proceedings URL:http://www2.hull.ac.uk/hubs/olkc2011/conference_papers.aspx
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