Promoting scholarship that matters : the uselessness of useful research and the usefulness of useless research
Learmonth, Mark, Lockett, Andy and Dowd, kevin. (2012) Promoting scholarship that matters : the uselessness of useful research and the usefulness of useless research. British Journal of Management, Vol.23 (No.1). pp. 35-44. ISSN 1045-3172Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2011.00754.x...
Our ambition in this essay is to challenge received wisdoms about the importance of ‘useful’ management scholarship. Suggesting that usefulness and uselessness are contingent on issues of temporality and power, we advocate caution in assigning terms such as useful and relevant – they are inherently problematic, we argue, and should be viewed more as ideology than as empirical statements. We conclude by a call for reflexivity about what it is we are doing when we do ‘useful’ research, along with a greater concern for the values for which business schools stand.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Centre for Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Management|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc|
|Official Date:||March 2012|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 35-44|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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