Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2008

Abstract

This article discusses our analysis of over 2,000 articles publishedwithin 20 top business and management journals. The article empiricallydemonstrates how little attention is being paid by the work published withinthese journals to contemporary political issues across the globe. We alsodemonstrate the extent to which the same is true of ‘critical’ journals suchas Organization. To this end we argue that mass scholarly rankingmechanisms, such as the British Research Assessment Exercise (RAE),create a general state of myopia on the part of business and managementscholars towards a variety of political issues, even making a virtue out ofignorance in this regard. We suggest that this is not simply a problem forcritical management studies and proceed to raise the question of whatthe responsibility of business and management academia actually is.

Keywords

academic responsibility, business and management scholarship, critical management studies (CMS), journal rankings

Discipline

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Organization

Volume

15

Issue

2

First Page

271

Last Page

282

ISSN

1350-5084

Identifier

10.1177/1350508407087871

Publisher

SAGE Publications (UK and US)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508407087871

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