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.
academic responsibility, business and management scholarship, critical management studies (CMS), journal rankings
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
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DUNNE, Stephen; HARNEY, Stephen Matthias; and PARKER, Martin.
Speaking out: The responsibility of management intellectuals. (2008). Organization. 15, (2), 271-282. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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