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    Similarities and Differences of Managers vs. Scholar Practitioners

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    What are the similarities and differences of managers vs. scholar-practitioners in:
    a) how most managers approach a problem or situation?
    b) how they use theory, data, and evidence to guide their work?

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    Most managers approach a problem differently than a scholar-practitioner. According to Rousseau (2006), a manager decision-making process stems from his personal beliefs that could be influenced by stakeholder, senior executive pressures, and result-oriented decisions. Conversely, scholar-practitioners decision-making process is merely evidence-based that takes on a social science and organizational research approach.

    Most managers rely on their MBA ...

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    Managers often use an organized approach to problem solving and decision making. This solution defines and examines these topics.