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Model-Theoretic Knowledge Accumulation: The Case of Agency Theory and Incentive Alignment.
|Title||Model-Theoretic Knowledge Accumulation: The Case of Agency Theory and Incentive Alignment. ||Author(S)||Jared D. Harris, (Author) |
|Abstract|| The philosophy of science offers two different perspectives on how empirical findings contribute to knowledge accumulation. The “law-statement” perspective interprets contributions to the extent that empirical research confirms or refutes general axioms of theory. Alternatively, the “model-theoretic” perspective recognizes contributions from models that improve scholars' ability to represent the world of managers. Management scholars often have limited awareness of the philosophical tradition underlying the model-theoretic perspective, and, consequently, useful contributions from improved models of important phenomena may be overlooked. ...||Pagination||p 442-454|
|Journal Title||The Academy of Management Review|| || |
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