A faustian bargain? The growth of management and its relationship with related disciplines

Rajshree Agarwal, Glenn Hoetker

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Abstract

In an effort to respond to concerns regarding academic rigor expressed in the 1950s, management researchers turned to more established disciplines to help develop a stronger intellectual climate. We examine the evolution of management research over the past 25 years, with a focus on its relationship with the related disciplines of economics, psychology, and sociology. Using citation data for all Academy of Management Journal articles published between 1980 and 2005, we document the temporal changes in disciplinary interlinkages. We discuss the implications of these findings for the current and future state of our field. Copyright of the Academy of Management, all rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1304-1322
Number of pages19
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume50
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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