Calling For More “Relevance” in Management Research?

Timothy M. Devinney, Leeds University Business School and co-editor of The Academy of Management Perspectives, recently wrote a soapbox piece for the Financial Times titled, “What is the role of scholarship in business schools? In this thought-provoking piece, he argues that “many aspects of management practice — indeed entire industries — are based on what was originally esoteric and meaningless research done by nerdy academics in ivory towers.”


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