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dc.contributor.authorRygh, Asmund
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-05T12:36:11Z
dc.date.available2013-08-05T12:36:11Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1571-5027 (e-utg)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/93896
dc.descriptionThis is the author’s accepted and refereed manuscript to the articleno_NO
dc.description.abstractInternational business (IB) research is traditionally heavily reliant on economics. In this paper, we review selected debates in the philosophy of science of economics and consider their relevance for economics-based IB research, given important characteristics of IB such as phenomenon-orientedness, concern with data and facts, and limited use of formal mathematical models and unrealistic assumptions in the analysis. We argue that, like in the case of mainstream economics, Lakatos’ concept of scientific research programmes (SRP) is more useful for understanding the philosophy of science of economics-based IB than Popper’s falsificationism. Following this, we discuss characteristics of two possible IB SRPs; Internalization theory and Dunning’s OLI paradigm. Finally, we discuss the approach to modelling in IB, finding it to reflect a relative commitment to scientific realismno_NO
dc.language.isoengno_NO
dc.publisherEmeraldno_NO
dc.titleInherited philosophy of science? Economics and international business researchno_NO
dc.typeJournal articleno_NO
dc.typePeer reviewedno_NO
dc.source.pagenumber91-125no_NO
dc.source.volume26no_NO
dc.source.journalAdvances in International Managementno_NO
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1571-5027(2013)0000026010


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