Kritik und neukonzeption der alllgemeinen betriebswirtschaftslehre auf sozialwissen-schaftlicher basis (Critique and new conception of business studies on a social sciences basis)

T. Diefenbach

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis


    The constitution of the German business has been provided on the basis of the traditional approaches, in particular the production-oriented approach by E. Gutenberg and the classical organization theories. Sociological approaches have been and are against little or only instrumentally berücksichtigt.Thomas Diefenbach subjecting the dominant economic and technical science program in business administration and a fundamental critique showing that a concept of general business on a social basis is both possible and necessary. In addition to general assumptions about the operation, the author generated a model for the identification and description of holdings based on methodological individualism and structuralism, as well as integrative approaches to management theory. Finally, he argues, are to be regarded as in the classification of the business value of social science as an empirical question and the design of practical interest in order to satisfactorily solve the emerging problems in practice to value judgments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • Technische Universitat Chemnitz
    Place of PublicationWiesbaden
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


    • business studies
    • social sciences
    • methodological individualism
    • structuralism

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