Variations in Organization Science celebrates Donald T. Campbell's many contributions to organization science, presenting new variations which stem directly from his work. Contributing authors review and extend Campbell's theories in four major areas: blind variation, selection and retention especially inside firms; multilevel co-evolution in organizational parts and wholes; process level analysis and modeling epistemology and methodology. The book includes an unusual appendix, Donald T. Campbell's curriculum vitae.

Toward a Campbellian Realist Organization Science

Toward a campbellian realist organization science

For nearly four decades, Don Campbell's epistemology has responded to four enduring dilemmas:

  • How to build a postpositivist science that maintains the “goal of objectivity” in science (1974b) without forcing metaphysical terms out of theories and out of science in favor of operationalist observable ...
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