Are FT50 journals really leading? A comment on Fassin – The FT50 list which reflects the journals that business schools value has its own faults. As this editorial mentions: these journals have too many reviews and the citations of these journals can be gamed following Goodheart’s law.
Business and management research: Low instances of replication studies and a lack of author independence in replications – Nothing too surprising here. Management research in general is not really interested in getting things right. Fame and prestige go to people who come up with new terms and methodologies.
The Theory Crisis in Management Research: Solving the Right Problem – the thing that took a long time to click for me in management research is the role of theory and how it seemed that papers do not really accumulate to a larger whole. This article reflects on this by distinguishing between unit theories and programmatic theories.
- Unit theories – frame empirical data on specific aspects of a phenomenon
- Programmatic theory – builds on settled science, which emerges collectively from unit theories
Entrepreneurs as scientists: A pragmatist approach to producing value out of uncertainty – This is one of these studies that seems very obvious once you’ve heard of it. The study frames entrepreneurship as a process of belief formation, belief testing and response.