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VIDEO: Dennis Tourish: The Present and Future(s) of Management Studies in Crisis- 4Sight Chats SE2 Ep.6

  • 1.  VIDEO: Dennis Tourish: The Present and Future(s) of Management Studies in Crisis- 4Sight Chats SE2 Ep.6

    Posted 8 days ago
    Dear Friends & Colleagues,

    I'd like to call your attention to a very important conversation about a very pressing problem in our field. Management suffers from a "wicked problem" made up of many interconnected problems: an obsession with theory; journals' impact factors are wrongly used to judge the value of individual researchers; only positive results are shown; there is a resistance to publishing interesting research that does not test hypotheses; p-hacking and other research malpractices have been documented way too many times; etc. This puts a flourishing future of business schools in question. Dennis Tourish has been an inspiration to me and many others for calling this out.


    CHAT OUTLINE:
    [02:35] Some statistics about the crisis in management studies
    [05:20] Summary of the many interlinked problems behind the crisis in management studies (overemphasis of theory, questionable research practices, lack of relevant research, overemphasis of journals' impact factors, etc.)
    [12:08] Taking a complexity view of the issue, what is/are the problem(s) that we absolutely have to address first?
    [15:40] Why we are underestimating our agency to solve the problem
    [18:20] Why referring to scientific publications by using the phrase "playing the game" is deleterious
    [20:20] Taking a (simplified) foresight view of the issue, what is the best case future scenario and the worst case future scenario of management studies?
    [24:06] Possible solutions, e.g., a shorter review process, grant lottery for researchers, etc.
    [28:57] Research malpractice, e.g., only positive results are shown, tautological hypotheses, etc.
    [31:37] The necessity of promoting abductive research and case studies
    [33:38] P-hacking and the crisis of reproducibility
    [34:26] How to address the problem collectively
    [39;28] Resistance to change
    [42:37] Why and how to do more relevant management research?
    [48:02] What has recently changed in the field about the problem

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    Dennis Tourish is a professor of leadership and organization studies at the University of Sussex Business School. Alex Fergnani is the co-founder and head of foresight at the Ideactio Centre for Foresight Research and Consulting (Singapore) Available in video format: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD5kuYFHg0w CHAT OUTLINE: [02:35] Some statistics about the crisis in management studies [05:20] Summary of the many interlinked problems behind the crisis in management studies (overemphasis of theory, questionable research practices, lack of relevant research, overemphasis of journals' impact factors, etc.)
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    Alex Fergnani
    NUS Business School
    Singapore
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