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Health Administration

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Evidence-Based Management

What is Evidence-Based Management?

Evidence-based management means translating principles based on best evidence into organizational practices. Through evidence-based management, practicing managers develop into experts who make organizational decisions informed by social science and organizational research—part of the zeitgeist moving professional decisions away from personal preference and unsystematic experience toward those based on the best available scientific evidence.

This links how managers make decisions to the continually expanding research base on cause-effect principles underlying human behavior and organizational actions.

 Is There Such a Thing as "Evidence-Based Management"? Rousseau, Denise M., Academy of Management Review, April 2006, 31(2): 256-269.

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