Evidence-Based Management: An Overview

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Evidence-based management is not a new idea. It has developed several years ago, however, it continued through the movement of evidence-based practice following emerging well-known definition of David Sackett from evidence-based medicine. As other professionals, the movement of evidence-based practice, as well as its application in real setting faces to many challenges. This study aimed to address Evidence-based management definition, principles and its challenges for applying in real settings and the possible solutions to overcome the barriers.

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Sohrabi, Z. and Zarghi, N. (2015) Evidence-Based Management: An Overview. Creative Education, 6, 1776-1781. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.616180.

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