Journal article

CONFRONTING THE CRISIS OF CONFIDENCE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES: WHY SENIOR SCHOLARS NEED TO STOP SETTING A BAD EXAMPLE

Bill Harley

Academy of Management Learning and Education | ACAD MANAGEMENT | Published : 2019

Abstract

There is an emerging crisis of confidence in management studies. This is expressed in growing disquiet about the lack of value in our research outputs and increasing frustration about the nature of teaching in business schools. This crisis of confidence can be understood as a response to a series of developments, including an apparent lack of practical or academic impact from most published research, a narrowing of focus in the field, increases in unethical behaviour, a downgrading of teaching and increased pressure in both publishing and teaching. Traditional academic values are coming into conflict with processes of rationalisation in business schools and universities. The changes driving ..

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