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Getting too close to the fire : the challenge of engaging stories and saving lives

Wensley, Robin (2011). Getting too close to the fire : the challenge of engaging stories and saving lives. British Journal of Management, 22(3) pp. 370–381.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-...
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2011.00767.x
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Abstract

There is a long and troubled history in the relationship between management research and management practice. Much is often made of the negative impact in terms of management practice of the two so-called foundation reports both published in 1959 in the USA. A re-reading of these, however, suggests that the bigger issue is the conflation of analytical approaches with superior management performance. This remains a basis for researchers and practitioners to engage, but such engagement also requires a sense of critical distance and distinct identities between the two groups, which recognizes the differing nature of practice knowledge alongside research-based knowledge.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Author
ISSN: 1467-8551
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Strategy and Marketing
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 38207
Depositing User: Jackie Fry
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2013 09:29
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 13:16
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38207
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