Online from: 2006
Subject Area: Management Science/Management Studies
|Title:||The development history and philosophical sources of Herbert Simon's |
|Author(s):||Gerry Kerr, (Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada)|
|Citation:||Gerry Kerr, (2007) "The development history and philosophical sources of Herbert Simon's |
|Keywords:||Business administration, History, Management technique, Philosophy|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/17511340710754707 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – To examine the impact of the philosophical sources on Herbert Simon's
Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses a conceptual approach, tracing the influence of the major philosophers – William James, John Dewey and the logical positivists (A.J. Ayer and Rudolph Carnap) – cited in the book.
Findings – An understanding of the philosophical platform supporting
Practical implications – Future research focused either on extending Herbert Simon's work or, more generally, on advancing the study of management, will benefit from deeper consideration of the implications of the chosen philosophical platform supporting the endeavour.
Originality/value – The paper provides the reader a means for better understanding the contributions of a key work in management, with implications that extend to its overall study.
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