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    Please somebody suggest some articles to recommend to our MS & PhD students in their course work.The purpose is to make them cognizant of latest developments in management theories,research directions and contemporary issues. 


    That is a very broad question – is there a particular area that you are interested in? I am currently in the dissertation phase of my PhD in Organization and Management program and that encompassed many different courses. Nevertheless, in my Management Theory Creation course the following were required readings. Other optional readings are also provided:

    Required books:

    Creswell, J. W. (2009). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 9781412965576.

    Crotty, M. (1998). The foundations of social research: Meaning and perspective in the researchprocess. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 9780761961062.

    Kuhn, T. S. (1996). The structure of scientific revolutions (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 9780226458083.

    Arbnor, IRequired Articles:

    Barkema, H. G., Baum, J. A. C., & Mannix, E. A. (2002). Management challenges in a new time. Academy of Management Journal, 45(5), 916–930.

    Mohrman, S. A., Gibson, C. B., & Mohrman, A. M., Jr. (2001). Doing research that is useful to practice: A model and empirical exploration. Academy of Management Journal, 44(2), 357–375.

    Pettigrew, A. M., Woodman, R. W., & Cameron, K. S. (2001). Studying organizational change and development: Challenges for future research. Academy of Management Journal, 44(4), 697–713.

    Rousseau, D. M. (2006). Is there such a thing as “evidence-based management”? Academy of Management Review, 31(2), 256–269.

    Scandura, T. A., & Williams, E. A. (2000). Research methodology in management: Current practices, trends, and implications for future research. Academy of Management Journal, 43(6), 1248–1264.

    Optional/Suggested Readings:

    Academy of Management. (2008). Academy of Management code of ethics. Retrieved from

    Accel-Team. (2007). Force-field analysis. Retrieved from

    Balanced Scorecard Institute. (n.d). Affinity diagram. Retrieved from

    Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. (1995). On being a scientist: Responsible conduct in research. Retrieved from

    Cornell University Library. (2007). How to prepare an annotated bibliography. Used by permission of the Reference Department, Collections, Reference, Instruction & Outreach (CRIO), Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY, USA. Retrieved from

    Dick, B. (1998). Abstraction, and theories. Occasional pieces in action research methodology, 7. Retrieved from

    Gephart, R. (1999, summer). Paradigms and research methods. Research Methods Forum, 4. Retrieved from

    Managers-Net. (n.d). Affinity diagram. Retrieved from

    Ohlund, B., and Yu, C-H. (1999). Threats to validity of research design. Retrieved from

    Skymark Corporation (2007). Force field analysis. Retrieved from

    Stockdale, S. (1979). An essay on levels of abstractions. Retrieved from

    Trochim, W. M. K. (2006). Introduction to validity. Research Methods Knowledge Base. Retrieved from

    Trochim, W. M. K. (2006). Qualitative validity. Research Methods Knowledge Base. Retrieved from

    Trochim, W. M. K. (2006). Reliability. Research Methods Knowledge Base. Retrieved from

    University of Victoria. (2007). Concept mapping. Retrieved from

    Value Based (2007). Force field analysis. Retrieved from http:/

    Hope this helps!


    I appreciate the effort for compiling this list of very useful resources indeed.I am much interested in the philosophical side of management….philosophy of management….


    You may want to take a look at the following:

    • “The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory by Haridimos Tsoukas and Christian Knudsen”
    • “Industrial and Organizational Psychology – Linking Theory with Practice, edited by Cary L. Cooper and Edwin A. Locke”
    • “Organization Theory by Mary Jo Hatch with Anne Cunliffe (2nd edition): Oxford Press”

    Also see the attached article (you can data mine the reference list. Hope this helps in some way…


    Hi Ibn-E-Hassan,

    Though you have said you are referring to philosophy side of management, I think it is important you let people know what aspect of management you are subjecting to philosophical examination. The conceptualisation of management itself is philosophy – and yes, I know there is philosophy of management but in what terms is this being considered?

    Management is irrelevant when it is engaged in endless discussion without specific direction. The direction pointed will enable one to recommend the philosophical framework to examine issues that may come up. I think this is the way to go now in management.

    Sam Usadolo


    I agree with you dear

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