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Paradigms In International Business Research - Classifications And Applications

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Business management scholars have frequently lamented over the gap between dominant management theories on the one hand and business practices on the other. Some scholars argue that the observed gap is partly due to the varied and divergent meta-theoretical (paradigmatic) foundations on which published studies have been based (Aram and Salipante, 2003). Furthermore, since many scholars are unconscious of the ontological and epistemological assumptions underlying their studies they are unable to express them explicitly in their writings (Grant and Perren, 2002).