Ethics in the Production and Dissemination of Management Research: Institutional Failure or Individual Fallibility?
Article first published online: 10 OCT 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and Society for the Advancement of Management Studies
Journal of Management Studies
Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 118–142, January 2014
How to Cite
Honig, B., Lampel, J., Siegel, D. and Drnevich, P. (2014), Ethics in the Production and Dissemination of Management Research: Institutional Failure or Individual Fallibility?. Journal of Management Studies, 51: 118–142. doi: 10.1111/joms.12056
- Issue published online: 23 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 10 OCT 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 8 AUG 2013 08:14AM EST
- management research;
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.