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A true competitive advantage? Reflections on different epistemological approaches to strategy research
() and Eero Vaara
Abstract: In this paper, the authors focus on the theory of truth
underlying specific traditions in strategy research. They distinguish
positivism, constructionism, scientific realism, and pragmatism as viable,
but fundamentally different epistemological approaches. The authors argue
that each of these approaches is based on a specific theory of truth.
Keywords: truth; strategy; competitive advantage; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: L10; (follow links to similar papers)
31 pages, January 1, 2006
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