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An analysis of the environment and competitive dynamics of management research

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posted on 21.08.2015, 14:04 authored by Howard Thomas, Alex WilsonAlex Wilson
Purpose: This paper examines some of the controversies facing business schools in their future evolution and pays particular attention to their competitive positioning as centres of management research. Design/methodology/approach: The paper combines and builds on current literature to provide an analytic overview of the environment and competitive challenges to management research in business schools. Findings: The paper assesses the impacts of a globalised environment and ever-changing competitive dynamics, for example in terms of the supply of high-quality faculty, on the activity of management research in business schools. It points out that research impacts must be judged not only in terms of theoretical development but also managerial and policy impact. However, managerial impact is difficult to measure and the ‘voice of practice’ must be carefully identified. Originality/value: The paper identifies the current challenges for undertaking innovative research in business schools in light of their competitive environment. Three interrelated conjectures focussing particularly on managerial impact are raised which identify problems and limitations of current debates on management research in business schools.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of Management Development

Volume

28

Issue

8

Pages

668 - 684

Citation

THOMAS, H. and WILSON, A.D., 2009. An analysis of the environment and competitive dynamics of management research. Journal of Management Development, 28 (8), pp. 668 - 684

Publisher

© Emerald

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2009

ISSN

0262-1711

Language

en

Location

UK