A design science approach to evidence-based management

J.E. Aken, van, A.G.L. Romme

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In this chapter we adopt a design-science approach to demonstrate how evidence-based management can extend experience-based management by judiciously gathering, validating, selecting, and using knowledge. The creative processes in which valid knowledge is used in designing and creating preferred futures are discussed, as well as the nature of the design knowledge needed for this. This includes knowledge on possible interventions with expected outcomes and on the mechanisms producing these outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford handbook of evidence-based management
EditorsD.M. Rousseau
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages460
ISBN (Print)978-0-19-976398-6
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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