The irrelevance of management research: nature of the 'problem' and some European hope - A reply to 'renaissance and renewal in management studies: relevance regained' - J. Pfeffer

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    Abstract

    Pfeffer's plea for regaining relevance in management research may be easier to accomplish in Europe than in America. History and progress have made Europe a different place where rich but different scholastic antecedents have produced an eclectic array of research approaches in a multicultural setting. But, such hetero-geneity is in danger of dilution by powerful US research hegemony unless individual and concerted action is taken . This reply offers some hope for a distinctive European response once we have digested quite well what the concept of relevance is and whether the accusation of ‘irrelevance’ is either true or important.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)149-155
    Number of pages7
    JournalEuropean Management Review
    Volume6
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2010

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    Keywords

    • management research
    • relevance
    • Europe

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