Home > Education, Research > Phronetic social science

Phronetic social science

By reading Harmon’s (2007) article, he cited the idea of ” phronetic social science from Flyvbjerg (2001) as a solution to fix the debate between research and relevance.

Phronetic social science is “problem-driven, eclectic in its choice of methods, pragmatic, and action-oriented…… its fusion of heretofore dichotomous notions of thought and action, ends and means, and above all, the moral and practical.”(Harmon, 2006: 241)


Flyvbjerg, B. 2001. Making social science matter: Why social inquiry fails and how it can succeed again. (Steven Sampson Trans.) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Harmon, M. M. 2006. Business research and Chinese patriotic poetry: How competition for status distorts the priority between business research and teaching in U.S. business schools. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5(2): 234-243

Categories: Education, Research
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: