The Next Three Years at AMJ—Maintaining the Mission While Expanding the Journal

Published on Feb 1, 2011in Academy of Management Journal7.191
· DOI :10.5465/amj.2011.59215082
Jason A. Colquitt43
Estimated H-index: 43
(UF: University of Florida)
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The Academy of Management is a growing, thriving association, with membership around the globe. Yet the Academy faces challenges in the next decade, some the result of the Academy's success. I identify a few key challenges I believe the Academy will face and discuss how these are actually opportunities for growth and evolution. I also suggest some ideas for dealing with these challenges, ending with a note of optimism about the future of the Academy, due primarily to the dedication of the leader...
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Many nice things can be said about theory. Theories help us organize our thoughts, generate coherent explanations, and improve our predictions. In short, theories help us achieve understanding. But theories are not ends in themselves, and members of the academic field of management should keep in mind that a blanket insistence on theory, or the requirement of an articulation of theory in everything we write, actually retards our ability to achieve our end: understanding. Our field’s theory fetis...
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The article reviews the book “A Theory of Goal Setting and Task Performance,” by Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham.
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