Towards a Viable Systems Theory of Joint Ventures

Systemist, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 63-80, 1999

Posted: 17 Mar 2009

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Maurice Yolles

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K)

Date Written: March, 16 2009

Abstract

In management systems, methodological complementarism has been criticised by the fundamentalists of paradigm incommensurability. They tell us that because methodological paradigms are incommensurable, that methodologies cannot be used together. There is a move to theoretically counter this argument. One approach is to show a basic connection between the methodological complementarism of management systems and the cooperative strategic management theory of joint ventures that, if appropriately explored, might suggest a systemic theory of joint ventures.

Keywords: Management Systems, methodological complementarism, paradigm incommensurability, joint ventures

Suggested Citation

Yolles, Maurice, Towards a Viable Systems Theory of Joint Ventures (March, 16 2009). Systemist, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 63-80, 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1361144

Maurice Yolles (Contact Author)

John Moores University - Centre for the Creation of Coherent Change and Knowledge (C4K) ( email )

Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool
United Kingdom

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