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    Susan Webber asserts that management is fixated on business metrics. Based on the conceptual foundations and current practices covered in the course and additional relevant academic and professional literature, develop a research-based critique of the Webber article.

    General Requirements:

    Read "Management's Great Addiction" by Webber. You may wish to structure your personal notes as an article review though these notes will not be submitted as part of this assignment.
    Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
    Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
    This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

    Write a position paper of 1,000-1,250 words that includes the following:

    A brief description of the development of business theories leading to Webber's conclusions in the article.
    A research-based critique of the theory Webber proposes in the article and its relation to current business practices.
    A research-based discussion of how Webber's theory can be refuted or be modified or extended for enhanced application to business.

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    The response addresses the query posted in 1272 words with APA References.

    //In a prospering business, statistics and numbers play a major role. In this paper, we will discuss the addiction of the U.S. business managers with metrics. Through this paper, we will discuss the extent to which statistics and analysis help an organization to evaluate the nature of uncertainty and dimension of risks. Additionally, the misguidance provided by it through false comfort and undue confidence will be also discussed in the paper. //
    Description of the Development of Business Theories Leading to Webber's Conclusions
    According to Webber, metrics assumes that a situation can be predictable, rational and orderly. However, in a chaotic and non-linear situation, metrics can't be helpful. Webber took into account and evaluated various business theories before creating his own theory. For example, she studied F.W. Taylor's principles of scientific management that were introduced in 1911 and emphasized on the role of time-and-motion studies and job description in enhancing the development of large scale manufacturing organizations. Upon critically evaluating his theory, it was found that his theory showcased workers as machines, and this devalued them in a way. This dehumanization interpretation of the theory, not only demotivated the workers, but also pushed and strengthened the union movement further ahead (Webber, 2007).
    Another theory that provided the base for Webber's theory was the theory of Henry Ford, who found out that administrative innovations such as logistics planning and standard operating procedures were the outcomes of the drive to achieve massive production and economies of scale. However, when critically analyzing this theory, it was found out that the companies that took this theory very seriously and extremely lost a sense of strategic flexibility.
    Michael Scriven, a science philosopher in 1961, described "inaccuracy" as a key attribute to physical laws, since he thought that its universal presence is shocking and in order to get a true picture of role of laws, it needed to be pointed out.
    Webber also discovered that statistical inferences are ...

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    The response addresses the query posted in 1272 words with APA References.