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On synthesis of relevance and rigor - A critique of Freek Vermeulen’s solution

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This paper presents a critique of Freek Vermeulen’s synthesis of rigor and relevance inmanagement research, and argues (1) at the first glance, Vermeulen’s papers are veryappealing; (2) but with a closer scrutiny, we can unveil the weak and shakyfoundations of his argument; (3) as a consequence, his solution of ‘adding a secondloop’ to make management research meet dual needs of rigor and relevance is illusoryand merely an applied science fiction; (4) and finally, there are two real contributionsof his papers to the irrelevance debate, but they are not like what we might havethought.

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Xin Li

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7827

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