Improving the relevance of management research by developing tested and grounded technological rules

J.E. Aken, van

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Abstract

Academic management research has a serious external relevance problem. In this article it is contended that a major cause of this problem is the very nature of common academic management research. The field could reduce its external relevance problem by complementing common description-oriented research with more prescription-oriented research. This latter type of research will typically produce so-called tested and grounded technological rules. The nature of such technological rules is discussed as well as the differences with the typical research product from description-oriented research, the causal model.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

NameECIS working paper series
Volume200119

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