Meta-paradigms and the theory of the firm

Nightingale, Paul (2008) Meta-paradigms and the theory of the firm. Industrial and Corporate Change, 17 (3). pp. 533-583. ISSN 0960-6491

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Abstract

Many seemingly unrelated debates on the theory of the firm are in fact part of a single, deeper transformation of the social sciences. As the foundational assumptions of 20th century social science have slowly been shown by science to be false, new sub-paradigms have emerged, which cumulatively drop (i) theoretical assumptions about markets to explain firms; (ii) epistemological assumptions about knowledge to explain diversity; and (iii) metaphysical assumptions about causality to explain technical change. Debates occur across each of these levels.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Paul Nightingale
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:49
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2012 10:09
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28315
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