Not simply returning to the same answer over and over again : reframing relevance
Hodgkinson, Gerard P., 1961- and Starkey, Ken. (2011) Not simply returning to the same answer over and over again : reframing relevance. British Journal of Management, Vol.22 (No.3). pp. 355-369. ISSN 1045-3172Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2011.00757.x
From its earliest days, the field of business and management studies has wrestled with fundamental questions concerning its nature and purpose: for whom and to what ends is scholarly research ultimately directed? However, amid unprecedented changes to the world of work, over the past two and a half decades these questions have become of central importance to academicians, practitioners and policy-makers. The British Academy of Management (BAM), through the work of its Research Policy Committee and the British Journal of Management, has played a central role in these developments. This paper traces the lineage of BAM's contribution and offers a critical assessment of the current state of play with regard to the so-called relevance problem, arguing that design science and critical realism have the potential to take the field forward by transcending the ‘either/or’ game into which the rigour versus relevance debate has a tendency to develop.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Behavioural Science
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Marketing & Strategic Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Management|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||September 2011|
|Number of Pages:||3|
|Page Range:||pp. 355-369|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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