Metadaten







Promotionsordnung


PromO94

Kumulative Dissertation



Titel


Selection and Variation: Criticism and a First Selectionist Metamodel for the Growth of Knowledge in Management Science

Titel (englisch)



Autor/Autorin


Olaya, Camilo

2. Autor/Autorin



Geburtsdatum


10.01.1972

Geburtsort


Bogotá

Matrikelnummer


03672276

Schlagwörter (GND)


Betriebswirtschaftslehre; Erkenntnistheorie; Evolutionstheorie

DDC (Dewey Decimal Classification)


Wirtschaft - 330

Freie Stichwörter (deutsch)



Freie Stichwörter (englisch)


Methodology; Evolutionary Theory; Management; Selectionism

Kurzfassung



Kurzfassung (englisch)


This dissertation starts from a central diagnosis: the distressing state of unreliability of management science regarding its standard methods as proper channels for the growth of knowledge of the discipline. The dissertation emphasizes that in spite of the current proposed analyses and discussions about the apparent diversity of main approaches and methods, most of management science is rooted in one single - and seemingly invisible - paradigm, holding assumptions borrowed from other fields and anchored in the current standard view of science that was established in the 20th Century. This paradigm can be labeled as a restricted and narrow empiricism, which comes from an unnoticed idealism and an incorrigible anthropocentrism. The dissertation develops this assessment and, furthermore, indicates that idealism is inherently inadequate for conducting research because it entails a uniform world. Consequently, this study proposes a different foundation articulating diverse traditions that converge in a coherent methodological framework for doing sound research in the domain of management science, which is characterized by change and diversity. The alternative is based on evolutionary thought, with special emphasis on the evolving character of knowledge, which is also consistent with factual biology. Apart from this distinctive criticism of the methods of management science, which is hardly found in current scholarly and academic literature, the main result is the development of a selectionist metamodel, i.e., a consistent template for developing explanations and generating theories. This dissertation is actually the introduction to a broad research agenda for management science.

Universität


Universität St.Gallen

Referent/Referentin


Schwaninger, Markus (Prof. Dr.)

Korreferent/Korreferentin


Dopfer, Kurt (Prof. Dr.)

Erweitertes Diss. Komitee



Fachgebiet


Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Sprache


ENG

Promotionstermin (dd.mm.yyyy)


14.09.2009

Erstellungsjahr (yyyy)


2009

Dokumentart


Dissertation

Format


PDF

Dissertationsnummer


3644

Quelle



PDF-File


dis3644.pdf

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