Publication Type

Editorial

Publication Date

12-2016

Abstract

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.

Discipline

Business | Strategic Management Policy

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Academy of Management Journal

Volume

59

Issue

6

First Page

1869

Last Page

1877

ISSN

0001-4273

Identifier

10.5465/amj.2016.4006

Publisher

Academy of Management

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2016.4006

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