Making links between micro and macro levels has been problematic in the social sciences, and the literature in strategic management and organization theory is no exception. The purpose of this chapter is to raise theoretical issues in developing micro-foundations for strategic management and organizational analysis. We discuss more general problems with collectivism in the social sciences by focusing on specific problems in extant organizational analysis. We introduce micro-foundations to literature by explicating the underlying theoretical foundations of the origins of individual action and interaction. We highlight opportunities for future research, specifically emphasizing the need for a rational choice programme in management research.
Felin, T. and Foss, N. (2006), "Individuals and Organizations: Thoughts on a Micro-Foundations Project for Strategic Management and Organizational Analysis", Ketchen, D. and Bergh, D. (Ed.) Research Methodology in Strategy and Management (Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, Vol. 3), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 253-288. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1479-8387(06)03009-8Download as .RIS
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