Management Studies in Crisis: Fraud, Deception and Meaningless Research, By Dennis Tourish (2019)
Volume : 76-2 (2021)
Dennis Tourish’s book, Management Studies in Crisis, is a work of erudition and, frankly, courage. It took guts to write and publish this book. And only a scholar with Tourish’s accomplishments could hope to see their work published. This book has caused a major splash in the field. Last year there was a forum in the Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal (AMLE) about Tourish’s work. The overall opinion was something less than positive. This should not surprise—scholars who publish in AMLE have a commitment to maintaining the status quo. I do not believe much will come of his book except for the occasional scholar mentioning agreement among friends. That is a sad comment. However, please do not take the lack of improvement to be a referendum on his book. It should be read by every management scholar; scholars in other business enterprises would profit from reading it as well.