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The quagmire of philosophical standpoints (paradigms) in management research

Mohammed Kamil, Naail (2011) The quagmire of philosophical standpoints (paradigms) in management research. Postmodern Openings, 5 (5). pp. 13-18. ISSN 068 – 0236

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In conducting management research, the researcher’s stance of ontology and epistemology in the contribution of knowledge is paramount. The acknowledgement of such stance is imperative as it may have inherent effects from how a research is conducted to how findings are reported and evaluated. This exploratory study attempts to provide a brief discussion of the philosophical standpoints (paradigms) characterized in management research. The discussion covered the two extremes; from the early modernism (positivism school of thought) to the other extreme of social constructionism. Other schools of varying standpoints of ontology and epistemology occur between these extremes. For individual schools of thought (paradigms), the ontological status of social reality, the ontological status of human behavior and the epistemological status, has been discussed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6790/26689
Uncontrolled Keywords: Philosophy, School of Thought, Paradigm, Ontology, Epistemology, Management Research
Subjects: A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA29 Theory and method of social science statistics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr. Naail M. Kamil
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2013 16:23
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2013 16:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26689

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