'Physics envy', cognitive legitimacy or practical relevance : dilemmas in the evolution of management research in the UK
Thomas, Howard and Wilson, Alexander David. (2011) 'Physics envy', cognitive legitimacy or practical relevance : dilemmas in the evolution of management research in the UK. British Journal of Management, Vol.22 (No.3). pp. 443-456. ISSN 1045-3172Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2011.00766.x
We reflect on the key debates and controversies that face business schools and management research. This paper frames the core debates in terms of organizational legitimacy as a lens through which to analyse the rapid rise and development of business schools in the UK. The production of management knowledge straddles the precarious divide between academic rigour and practical relevance. We argue that the conflicting sources of legitimacy could be undermining the international research competitiveness of UK schools and that a far-reaching review of management education and research is necessary.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Management -- Research -- Great Britain, Business schools, Business education|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Management|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||September 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 443-456|
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