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Whether a business professor could be a good exeutive?

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 make  good executive managers? Academy of Management Perspectives, 21(3): 29-50.

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  1. John
    November 11, 2007 at 7:49 AM

    the AMP article in question has the following powerful passage:

    “The scientific method, academia’s basic paradigm for developing theory, is emphatically more than experiments and trials and errors. The paradigm also promotes constructive attitudes toward uncertainty because it helps professors identify mistakes and, more importantly, learn from those mistakes. It is how professors examine and eliminate flawed concepts before they lead to bad ideas. Because its logic is critical of new ideas, it leads to higher understanding of the problems those ideas are intended to resolve. Business school professors with doctorates usually have a world view that reflects this orientation on a deep level. As such, they discard bad ideas with shrewdness. Executives benefit from this orientation because misguided business concepts make for lost company resources and poor organizational performance. Like their counterparts in academia, executives must also identify and discard bad ideas in their organizations, which are sometimes entrenched, and replace them with new and better ones. They must also effectively communicate such ideas to all members of the organization.”

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