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The Production of Knowledge: The Challenge of Social Science Research

William H. Starbuck


This book reflects on a number of challenges associated with management and social science research — the search for a ‘behavioral science’, the limits of rationality, the unreliability of many research findings, the social shaping of research agendas, cultures, and judgements. The book is chronologically structured and includes discussions of research projects and various methodological debates. This is a feisty argument based on all aspects of research — carrying out research programmes, evaluating research, tirelessly questioning the assumptions and claims of social science research, and ne ... More

Keywords: management, social science research, behavioral science, rationality, research agendas, methodological debates, evaluating research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199288533
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William H. Starbuck, author
ITT Professor of Creative Management, Stern School of Business, New York University
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