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Beyond “New Scientific Management” Critical Reflections on the Epistemology of Evidence-Based Management

Severin Hornung

in The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-Based Management

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199763986
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199763986.013.0022

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Beyond “New Scientific Management” Critical Reflections on the Epistemology of Evidence-Based Management

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This essay draws on social theory and philosophy of science to outline controversies about EBMgt as a critical movement versus a one-sided ideological project marginalizing nonmainstream research. Discussed issues include the authority to define evidence, research topics, methods, and evaluation criteria for managerial decisions. A critical and self-reflexive perspective is suggested to enhance awareness of ideological and epistemological constraints that could turn EBMgt into a reloaded version of scientific management.

Keywords: critical management; positivism; ideology; managerial authority; managerial accountability; scientific management; Taylorism; exploitive conditions

Article.  10894 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology

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