Getting too close to the fire : the challenge of engaging stories and saving lives
Wensley, Robin. (2011) Getting too close to the fire : the challenge of engaging stories and saving lives. British Journal of Management, Vol.22 (No.3). pp. 370-381. ISSN 1045-3172Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2011.00767.x...
There is a long and troubled history in the relationship between management research and management practice. Much is often made of the negative impact in terms of management practice of the two so-called foundation reports both published in 1959 in the USA. A re-reading of these, however, suggests that the bigger issue is the conflation of analytical approaches with superior management performance. This remains a basis for researchers and practitioners to engage, but such engagement also requires a sense of critical distance and distinct identities between the two groups, which recognizes the differing nature of practice knowledge alongside research-based knowledge.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||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):||Management -- Research, Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Management|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 370-381|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)|
|Grant number:||RES-331-34- 3004-01 (ESRC)|
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