Describe and explain the gap between management theory and practice. How much of this is due to the difficulty in empirically testing management theories?
Based upon this Week’s assigned and outside readings, describe and explain the gap between management theory and practice.
How much of this is due to the difficulty in empirically testing management theories? Assigned Readings: Linking Theory to Practice: A ‘Grand Challenge’ for Management Research in the 21st Century?
DAVID TRANFIELD DAVID DENYER Cranfield University LONGITUDINAL FIELD RESEARCH ON CHANGE: THEORY AND PRACTICE* ANDREW M. PETTIGREW MYTH AND REPRODUCTION:
THE CONTEXTUALIZATION OF MANAGEMENT THEORY, METHOD AND PRACTICE  MICHAEL ROSEN
Department of Management, Graduate School of Business Administration, New York University. Problematics in management theory and practice Peter Franklin*,†
CRITICAL REALIST PHILOSOPHY AND RESEARCH METHODS KENT D. MILLER1* and ERIC W. K. TSANG2
1 The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.
2 School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, U.S.A. The personality factor: how top management teams make decisions. A literature review Gianpaolo Abatecola
• Gabriele Mandarelli
• Sara Poggesi Transferring Management Theory to Practice^ W. JACK DUNCAN University of Alabama in Birmingiiam
WHY THEORY? Academy of Management Review Bad Management Theories Are Destroying Good Management Practices SUMANTRA GHOSHAL Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM), UK and London Business School An Empirical Test of the Motivation-Hygiene Theory VINCENT C. BRENNER,* CLAUDE W. CARMACK.f and MARK G. WEINSTEIN