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Thoughts from Joyce Osland
Journal of Management Inquiry (2011)
  • Joyce S Osland, San Jose State University
The author’s personal reflections include her career motivation, the ongoing challenge of work/life balance, and some of the many people who helped her along the way. She summarizes for young scholars the most important advice she received from others. Some dealt with prioritizing and figuring out the necessary conditions one needs to write or theorize, but much of it concerned choices — choosing research topics and designs, choosing co-authors, choosing among too numerous career opportunities, and choosing when and when not to be a change agent in a university setting. If the field were starting anew, the author would reconsider the impact and unanticipated consequences of three types of evaluation systems: RTP systems that only reward A-level journal publications, the AACSB emphasis on peer-reviewed journal articles over other outlets, and college ranking systems. Despite their advantages, are these the best and sufficient measures for a profession that could use its scholarship and pedagogy to make a significant difference in the lives of students and business practitioners and in business and society?
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Joyce S Osland. "Thoughts from Joyce Osland" Journal of Management Inquiry Vol. 20 Iss. 2 (2011)
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