Ethics in the Production and Dissemination of Management Research: Institutional Failure or Individual Fallibility?

25 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2013

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Benson Honig

McMaster University

Joseph Lampel

City University London - Sir John Cass Business School

Donald S. Siegel

Arizona State University

Paul Louis Drnevich

University of Alabama

Date Written: January 2014

Abstract

Over the past 50 years, we have witnessed considerable growth in business education, increased competition among business schools, and higher expectations for faculty scholarship. Increasing competition among scholars for limited publication opportunities in top‐tier journals and the proliferation of bottom‐tier journals has given rise to a variety of systemic ethical issues and dilemmas, for scholars and their institutions. In this article, we critically examine the current state of normative publishing activities and expectations, including doctoral education, promotion and tenure processes and research expectations, editorial and peer review processes, academic freedom, acceptable breadth, depth, and accuracy or legitimacy of research designs and methodologies, academic integrity, replication, and data availability concerning the trends and implications of contemporary and future management scholarship. We also provide recommendations for additional research and discussion on these issues.

Keywords: education, ethics, journals, management research, publication

Suggested Citation

Honig, Benson and Lampel, Joseph and Siegel, Donald S. and Drnevich, Paul Louis, Ethics in the Production and Dissemination of Management Research: Institutional Failure or Individual Fallibility? (January 2014). Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 51, Issue 1, pp. 118-142, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2371500 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joms.12056

Benson Honig

McMaster University ( email )

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Joseph Lampel

City University London - Sir John Cass Business School ( email )

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Donald S. Siegel

Arizona State University ( email )

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Paul Louis Drnevich

University of Alabama ( email )

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United States
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