An analysis of the environment and competitive dynamics of management research
Thomas, Howard, 1943- and Wilson, Alexander David. (2009) An analysis of the environment and competitive dynamics of management research. Journal of Management Development, Vol.28 (No.8). pp. 668-684. ISSN 0262-1711
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02621710910985441
Purpose – The purpose of this paper examines some of the controversies facing business schools in their future evolution and pays particular attention to their competitive positioning as centres of management research.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper combines and builds on current literature to provide an analytic overview of the environment and competitive challenges to management research in business schools.
Findings – The paper assesses the impacts of a globalized environment and ever-changing competitive dynamics, for example in terms of the supply of high-quality faculty, on the activity of management research in business schools. It points out that research impacts must be judged not only in terms of theoretical development but also managerial and policy impact. However, managerial impact is difficult to measure and the “voice of practice” must be carefully identified.
Originality/value – The paper identifies the current challenges for undertaking innovative research in business schools in light of their competitive environment. Three interrelated conjectures focusing particularly on managerial impact are raised which identify problems and limitations of current debates on management research in business schools.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Business schools -- Research, Management -- Research, Communities of practice, Organizational learning, Educational innovations|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Management Development|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 668-684|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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