"ESADE Methodology Feb 10"
object of attention ? • discover what ? • relationship to practice ? • exemplars ? • organizations - importance • individuals - given ? • individual - organization relation • model of the individual (MoI) Feb-16-10 ESADE Research Issues 2 object, method & aesthetic • quantitative • objective • qualitative • subjective where is the researcher ? reflexivity Feb-16-10 ESADE Research Issues 3 Scientific Method ? Theory Hypothesis Conclusion Experiment Observation Feb-16-10 ESADE Research Issues 4 The Inductive - or Subjective ? - Method Acceptance Interpretation Framework Experience Practice inside ‘truths’ Feb-16-10 ESADE Research Issues 5 Pre-test / Post-test Method ? T A H C I F E O E P Feb-16-10 ESADE Research Issues 6 Causality vs Agency • individual as cause versus individual as object • entrepreneur, leader, strategist, innovator • von Clausewitz • synthesis, researcher’s agency • criticism as method • upstream / downstream concept A concept B concept C concept D Feb-16-10 ESADE Research Issues 7 people behavior- rationalism, relativism & constructi- organicism as ism heterogeneity theoretical vism & objects & anarchism uncertainty DoL specialization dumb dys- economic subjective homo faber org routines man functional man man rhetorical man man bureau behavioral critical theory organization political autopoiesis cratic economics theories of the s models evolutionary theory firm as cultures agency economics game theory growth innovation markets ethnography social experimental social exchange & cultural constructio economics theory anthro- n institutions pology Feb-16-10 ESADE Research Issues 8