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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2019, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (6): 1093-1110.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.01093

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A multi-level paradigm analysis of organizational neuroscience: the philosophical foundation, theoretical foundation, and research method

LIU Yuxin1(), CHEN Chen1, ZHU Nan1, JI Zheng2   

  1. 1 Business School, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing 100029, China
    2 School of Insurance and Economics, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2018-07-10 Online:2019-06-15 Published:2019-04-22
  • Contact: LIU Yuxin


As an emerging interdisciplinary field, organizational neuroscience is revolutionizing and reconstructing the micro-foundation of organizational behavior by exploring the biological mechanism beneath the organizational phenomenon. From multi-level paradigm perspective, we offer a fine-grained analysis of the organizational neuroscience by articulating its philosophical foundation (from Reductionism to Emergency), theoretical foundation, involving Socially Situated Cognition theory (SSC), multilevel research and reverse inference, and research methods (i.e., Neuroimaging Methods and ANS methods). We also suggest new avenues to build new organization and management theory and articulate a future research agenda for the application of neuroscientific methods.

Key words: organizational neuroscience, paradigm, philosophical foundation, theoretical foundation, research method

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