The Case for Rethinking the Foundation of Business Economics

  • Woodrow W. Clark II
  • Michael Fast


One purpose of this second edition book on QE is to frame the debate in business economics around fundamental philosophical issues of understanding business management and organization. Our premise is that conventional science of business economics has problems because of the roots in arguments from the positivist and rationalist traditions of philosophy (e.g., objectivism). On the other hand, a long ontological and epistemological tradition centered in lifeworld – everyday of life and social interaction of people – can be seen as applicable to business economics as an alternative.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Woodrow W. Clark II
    • 1
  • Michael Fast
    • 2
  1. 1.Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Los Angeles and MalibuCaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Business and ManagementAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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