Archive for October, 2007

Whether a business professor could be a good exeutive?

October 12, 2007 1 comment

Whether a business school professor could be a good executive is a classical question, Jiang & Murphy (2007) has delivered some empirical evidence about this debate.

What’s next is whether their findings and arguments could be supported in different contexts, that arise a lots of interesting topics in the field of comparative management.


Jiang, B. & Murphy, P. J. 2007. Do business school professors makeĀ  good executive managers? Academy of Management Perspectives, 21(3): 29-50.

Categories: Education

AMLE, 2007, 6(3)

October 6, 2007 Leave a comment

This is a special issue about executive education.

Arguments and discussions in this issue can be used for doing replicated researches in different countries (markets).


Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2007, 6(3)

Categories: Education

Phronetic social science

October 2, 2007 Leave a comment

By reading Harmon’s (2007) article, he cited the idea of ” phronetic social science from Flyvbjerg (2001) as a solution to fix the debate between research and relevance.

Phronetic social science is “problem-driven, eclectic in its choice of methods, pragmatic, and action-oriented…… its fusion of heretofore dichotomous notions of thought and action, ends and means, and above all, the moral and practical.”(Harmon, 2006: 241)


Flyvbjerg, B. 2001. Making social science matter: Why social inquiry fails and how it can succeed again. (Steven Sampson Trans.) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Harmon, M. M. 2006. Business research and Chinese patriotic poetry: How competition for status distorts the priority between business research and teaching in U.S. business schools. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5(2): 234-243

Categories: Education, Research