Over the years, I have read articles or listened to panel discussions that question the value of management scholarship, and often critiqued its relevance or insightfulness for an applied profession. On occasion, I have sided with those who are more pessimistic of our future as a field. While there are many truths in these commentaries, they might not give adequate credit to the robust knowledge production ecosystem that generates applied insight with scientific rigor. Yes, there is a lot more we can do but we should also celebrate the work we do well. Having read over 4000 manuscripts as an editor, I believe that the management field is flourishing, and is indeed tackling topics of fundamental importance. The most important lesson that I have learned as editor is that the research enterprise is held dear by scholars who make resolute efforts to provide systematic evidence with the aspiration of creating positive impact well beyond the published page itself. In this final editorial of my term, I reflect on how our research could have greater impact.
Business | Strategic Management Policy
Strategy and Organisation
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management
Management research in AMJ: Celebrating impact while striving for more. (2016). Academy of Management Journal. 59, (6), 1869-1877. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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