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Methodology for Creating Business Knowledge 3ed

by Ingeman Arbnor and Bjorn Bjerke SAGE Publications Ltd
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Arbnor and Bjerke's best-selling text, first published in 1997, remains unrivalled; both in its contemporary relevance to research methodology, and in its coverage of the interplay between the philosophy of science, methodology and business. The authors make an in-depth examination into the circularity of knowledge and its foundations and analyze the repercussions for business, research and consulting. Where knowledge is a competitive necessity understanding its foundations is a necessity.;

Third Edition has been updated to be even more relevant to the contemporary interests of business knowledge.
Additional extras include:- Several more examples are included, plus previous examples have been updated ;- Improved illustrations and diagrams;- Revised presentation makes the book easier to uset;- Useful summaries of the key points and concepts to aide accessibility;- Points of reflection allow the reader to further their thinking on the topics;- A glossary of terms

COURSE USE: Advanced students and academics in the fields of Organizational Studies, Management and Research Methods

PART ONE INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODOLOGY The Language of Methodology The Act of Creating Knowledge To Become a Knowledge-Creator PART TWO THREE METHODOLOGICAL VIEWS The Analytical View The Systems View The Actors View PART THREE METHODOLOGY Methodical Procedures Methods in Language and Action Methodics PART FOUR APPROACHING METHODOLOGY The Analytical Approach The Systems Approach The Actors Approach PART FIVE METHODOLOGY OF COMPLEMENTARITY The Views as Transformative Operators Three Cases - Knowledge of Complementarity Methodology as Business Creating Intelligence

Bjorn Bjerke was born in Sweden and got educated to PhD level at Lund University.His research, lecturing and business consulting experience spans four decades and as many continents. BjA¶rn has held professorships at the Waikato University in New Zealand, the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia, University of Maiduguri in Nigeria, the University of Southern California and a Senior Fellowship at the National University of Singapore in Singapore.Back in Sweden Bjerke worked for a while at the MalmA¶ University College before going to Stockholm. At Stockholm University Bjerke has led a research group in entrepreneurship consisting of 15 junior researchers. Since 2007 he is working at the Baltic Business School at the Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden.