Abduction: A Pre-Condition for Intelligent Design in Strategy
Posted: 22 Feb 2007
Date Written: 2007
Strategists can gain a lot from knowing how to use abduction well. Abduction is making inferences to the best explanation from information that is surprising or anomalous - both very typical in strategic decision making. Abduction is a process frequently integral to problem defining. Problem defining, in turn, sets the stage for possibility thinking, and choice of the best alternative. Therefore, good abductive thinking is a pre-condition for intelligent designing in strategy.
Keywords: abduction, strategy, design
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Dew, Nicholas, Abduction: A Pre-Condition for Intelligent Design in Strategy (2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=964510
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