Perspectives of a Practitioner-Scientist on Organizational Psychology/Organizational Behavior

Posted: 20 Feb 2019

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Gary P. Latham

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

Date Written: January 2019

Abstract

In this article I comment on areas where I agree/disagree with the five previous perspectives on organizational psychology/organizational behavior (OP/OB). This is followed by a dire prediction of the future for OP doctoral programs, criticisms of the journal editorial processes and the overemphasis on deductive theory building, the value of qualitative analyses and enumerative reviews, the importance of mentors for advancing one's career, and the strengths and weaknesses of our scholarly societies. The article ends with a call for improving the balance currently in favor of scientists at the expense of practitioners.

Suggested Citation

Latham, Gary P., Perspectives of a Practitioner-Scientist on Organizational Psychology/Organizational Behavior (January 2019). Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 1-16, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3336085 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-012218-015323

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