Strategy without Ontology

Powell, Thomas C (2003) Strategy without Ontology. Strategic Management Journal, 24 (3). pp. 285-291.


Professor Arend's critique raises fundamental epistemological issues for strategy research, particularly the concern that pragmatist philosophy forecloses access to objective truth and scientific progress. This response discusses the empiricist underpinnings of pragmatism, and addresses Professor Arend's specific concerns about the connections between competitive advantages and firm performance.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Empiricism; Strategy; Ontology; Competitive advantage; Pragmatism
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2012 16:51
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 11:04
Funders: N/A

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