Advocacy as a Scientific Strategy: The Mitroff Myth
Academy of Management Review, Vol. 5, pp. 509-511, 1980
4 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2005 Last revised: 31 Dec 2011
A committee created a fictitious author, Ian Mitroff, who published a paper that violated scientific guidelines. The Mitroff paper recommended an advocacy strategy for scientific research; it said that scientists should vigorously defend their initial hypothesis. I use the advocacy strategy to scientifically prove that Mitroff does not exist.
Keywords: Management science, scientific strategy, Ian Mitroff, research
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