Towards a Viable Systems Theory of Joint Ventures
Systemist, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 63-80, 1999
Posted: 17 Mar 2009
Date Written: March, 16 2009
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
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