Debates in Consulting Research : Summary articles debate 4 :Rigor vs Relevance; Articles by Van Aken, Astley & Zammuto en Kieser & Leiner
This is a summary of the four articles that form the debate about rigor against relevance. This is the fourth debate dealing with Debates in Consulting Research. The articles are; Kieser & Leiner - Why the Rigor-Relevance Gap in Management Research is Unbridgeable, Astley & Zammuto - Organization Science, Managers and Language Games and Van Aken - Management Research Based on the Paradigm of the Design Sciences: The Quest for Field-Tested and Grounded Technological Rules. In addition to summaries of the articles, this document also contains my observations from the lecture, and while reading the articles. The summary is written for an open book exam and is therefore compact and contains some ideas for the essay form of the exam.