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New Epistemology

  1. “Toward a Complexity Theory of Entrepreneurship,” Journal of Business Venturing, 2003, 23 pages.
  2. “Transcendental Organizational Foresight in Nonlinear Contexts.” In H. Tsoukas and J. Shepard (eds.), Probing the Future: Developing Organizational Foresight in the Knowledge Economy. UK, 2003, 13 pages.
  3. “Postmodernism vs. Truth in Management Theory,” in E. Locke, (ed.). Post: Modernism & Management: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives. Amsterdam, NL: Elsevier, 2003, 28 pages.
  4. “From Fields to Science,” in R. Westwood & S. Clegg (eds.). Point/Counterpoint: Central Debates in Organization Theory. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2003, 20 pages.
  5. “Foundations of New Social Science: Institutional Legitimacy from Philosophy, Complexity Science, Postmodernism, and Agent-based Modeling” (L. Henrickson 1st author). Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 99, 2002, 7288–7297.
  6. “Foundations of New Social Science: Institutional Legitimacy from Philosophy, Complexity Science, Postmodernism, and Agent-based Modeling.” Presented at the National Academy of Sciences Colloquium—Adaptive Agents, Intelligence and Emergent Human Organization: Capturing Complexity Through Agent-Based Modeling, October, 5-6, 2001. (33 pages)
  7. “Model-Centered Organization Science Epistemology.” In J. A. C. Baum (ed.) Companion to Organizations. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2002, 752–780, + Glossary of Epistemology Terms, 889–898.
  8. “Toward a Model-Centered Strategy Science: More Experiments, Less History.” In R. Sanchez and A. Heene (eds.), Research in Competence-Based Management. Greenwich CT: JAI Press, 2000: 217–253.
  9. “The 0th Law in Physical, Biological, and Social Systems: Complexity Science vs. the Entanglement Trap—in Firms.” Presented at the Conference of Entanglement at the Human Scale, Utrecht, The Netherlands, February 2000, 19pages.
  10. “Complexity and Management: Moving from Fad to Firm Foundations” (S. Maguire 1st author), Emergence, 1(2), 1999, 19–61.
  11. “Complexity Theory in Organization Science: Seizing the Promise or Becoming a Fad?” Emergence, 1(1), 1999, 5–32.
  12. “Toward a Campbellian Realist Organization Science.” In Variations…. 1999, 383–411.
  13. “Donald T. Campbell’s Evolving Influence on Organization Science.” In J. A. C. Baum and B. McKelvey (eds.), Variations in Organization Science: In Honor of Donald T. Campbell. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1999, 1–15 (with J. A. C. Baum).
  14. “What is Theory? Really: Toward a Model-Centered Organization Science.” Working paper, July 1998, 26 pages.
  15. “Thwarting Faddism at the Edge of Chaos.” Presented at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management Workshop on Complexity and Organization, June 1998, 38 pages.
  16. “‘Good’ Science from Postmodernist Ontology: Realism, Complexity Theory, and Emergent Dissipative Structures.” Keynote Address, 1st Winter Sun-Break Conf. on Non-Linearity & Organizations, Las Cruces, NM, January 1998, 34 pages.
  17. “‘Good’ Science from Postmodernist Ontology: Realism, Complexity Theory, and Emergent Dissipative Structures.” Keynote Address, 1st Winter Sun-Break Conf. on Non-Linearity & Organizations, Las Cruces, NM, January 1998, 34 pages.
  18. “Organizational Positivism: Separating Myth from Reality.” Working paper, November 1997, 27 pages.
  19. “Quasi-natural Organization Science,” Organization Science, 8, 1997, 351–381.
  20. “Organizational Epistemology.” Working paper, July 1997, 34 pages.
  21. “Delimiting Stochastic Idiosyncrasy: Phase States of Adaptive Progression, Metabolic Rates, and Levels of Predictability.” Working paper, July 1995, 43 pages.
  22. "Absorbing Stochastic Idiosyncrasy: Scientific Realism, Value Chain Coevolution, and Directive Correlation Envelopes.” Working paper, June 1995, 36 pages.
  23. "Part I: Process Architecture: Toward a Reductionist Generative Code.” Working paper, 1995, 18 pages.