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Journal list fetishism and the perversion of scholarship: reactivity and the ABS list

Willmott, Hugh 2011. Journal list fetishism and the perversion of scholarship: reactivity and the ABS list. Organization 18 (4) , pp. 429-442. 10.1177/1350508411403532

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The case for using academic journals lists is critically scrutinised. An effect of their use, it argued, is to stifle diversity and constrict scholarly innovation. A monoculture is fostered in which a preoccupation with shoehorning research into a form prized by elite, US-oriented journals overrides a concern to maintain and enrich the diversity of topics, the range of methods and the plurality of perspectives engaged in business and management research. Use of a particular journal list, such as the one prepared by the Association of Business Schools (ABS), can come to dominate the scholarly terrain of a particular discipline with consequences that can be damaging to funding as well as to research culture.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Uncontrolled Keywords: ABS; business schools; innovation; journal lists; research assessment; research culture
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 1350-5084
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:23

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