Paradigm prison, or in praise of atheoretic research

  title={Paradigm prison, or in praise of atheoretic research},
  author={Danny Miller},
  journal={Strategic Organization},
  pages={177 - 184}
  • Danny Miller
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Sociology
  • Strategic Organization
Alexander Fleming might well have cursed the mysterious spore that had entered his lab and killed his bacterial cultures. His colleagues considered the agent a nuisance and source of delay. But Fleming thought it a possible godsend. At once, he abandoned his original research and research domain, and spent untold hours trying to isolate and culture the troublesome spore – penicillin. Mankind will be forever grateful. Sadly, the current institutional setting within which administrative studies… Expand

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