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Methodology for Creating Business Knowledge by Ingeman Arbnor, Bjorn Bjerke

Methodology for Creating Business Knowledge



Methodology for Creating Business Knowledge by Ingeman Arbnor, Bjorn Bjerke

`Arbnor and Bjerke's deep insight into theory construction and their honest appraisal of knowledge creation makes this edition absolutely essential for business scholars. I recommend this book to scholars in any area of business seeking a more thoughtful and useful understanding of research methodology' - Morgan Miles, Professor of Marketing, Georgia Southern University `These are two authors on top of their game, using their vast experience and depth of knowledge to present a complex topic in a framework which is understandable and usable by anyone doing academic research. This third edition will ensure that this book remains the essential read for social science researchers' - David Carson, Professor of Marketing, University of Ulster Arbnor and Bjerke's best-selling text, first published in 1997, remains unrivalled; both in its contemporary relevance to research methodology, and in its coverage of the interplay between the philosophy of science, methodology and business. The authors make an in-depth examination into the circularity of knowledge and its foundations and analyze the repercussions for business, research and consulting. Where knowledge is a competitive necessity understanding its foundations is a necessity. The Third Edition has been updated to be even more relevant to the contemporary interests of business knowledge. Additional extras include: - Several more examples are included, plus previous examples have been updated - Improved illustrations and diagrams - Revised presentation makes the book easier to use - Useful summaries of the key points and concepts to aide accessibility - Points of reflection allow the reader to further their thinking on the topics - A glossary of terms - A teacher's manual which can be requested from the book's website

About the Author

Ingeman Arbnor (1949) is a Swedish economist, Professor at the Lund University, Lund, known for his international bestseller Methodology for Creating Business Knowledge written with Bjorn Bjerke. Ingeman Arbnor was born in Sweden in 1949, and studied Economics at the Lund University. A few years, later Arbnor was appointed to his first professorial position at the Lund University. Bjorn Bjerke supervised the final phase of Arbnor's doctoral work and a deep professional relation developed, resulting in their becoming coauthors. It is out of this relationship that Methodology for Creating Business Knowledge was born and developed. His dissertation containing what is now considered classic methodological reorientations.[1] Arbnor further worked as an entrepreneur in the field of establishing a running business training and development centers in cooperation with multinational corporations in Sweden. Among other business accomplishments, he has started a trading house, a Venture Competence Invest, and an academy for venture management education.[1] Since the 1990s, he has been a member of the expert group to the Swedish Association of Graduates in Business Administration and Economics. Bjorn Bjerke was born in Sweden and got educated to PhD level at Lund University. His research, lecturing and business consulting experience spans four decades and as many continents. Bjorn has held professorships at the Waikato University in New Zealand, the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia, University of Maiduguri in Nigeria, the University of Southern California and a Senior Fellowship at the National University of Singapore in Singapore. Back in Sweden Bjerke worked for a while at the Malmo University College before going to Stockholm. At Stockholm University Bjerke has led a research group in entrepreneurship consisting of 15 junior researchers.[1] Since 2007 he is working at the Baltic Business School at the Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden.

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Publication date

22nd December 2008


Ingeman Arbnor, Bjorn Bjerke

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SAGE Publications Ltd


464 pages




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