On Good Scholarship, Goal Setting, and Scholars Gone Wild

12 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2009 Last revised: 8 May 2012

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Lisa D. Ordonez

University of Arizona

Maurice E. Schweitzer

University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department

Adam D. Galinsky

Columbia Business School - Management

Max H. Bazerman

Harvard Business School - Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit

Date Written: April 14, 2009

Abstract

In this article, we define good scholarship, highlight our points of disagreement with Locke and Latham (2009), and call for further academic research to examine the full range of goal setting's effects. We reiterate our original claim that goal setting, like a potent medication, can produce both beneficial effects and systematic, negative outcomes (Ordóñez, Schweitzer, Galinsky, & Bazerman, 2009), and as a result, it should be carefully prescribed and closely monitored.

Suggested Citation

Ordonez, Lisa D. and Schweitzer, Maurice E. and Galinsky, Adam D. and Bazerman, Max H., On Good Scholarship, Goal Setting, and Scholars Gone Wild (April 14, 2009). Harvard Business School NOM Unit Working Paper No. 09-122, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1382000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1382000

Lisa D. Ordonez

University of Arizona ( email )

Department of History
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

Maurice E. Schweitzer (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
215-898-4776 (Phone)
215-898-3664 (Fax)

Adam D. Galinsky

Columbia Business School - Management ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

Max H. Bazerman

Harvard Business School - Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit ( email )

Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163
United States
617-495-6429 (Phone)
617-496-4191 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.people.hbs.edu/mbazerman

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