Perspective - Rigor and Relevance in Organization Studies: Idea Migration and Academic Journal Evolution

  title={Perspective - Rigor and Relevance in Organization Studies: Idea Migration and Academic Journal Evolution},
  author={Richard L. Daft and Arie Y. Lewin},
  journal={Organization Science},
This paper addresses the issues of rigor and relevance in organizational studies in the context of idea migration and journal evolution. The paper argues that creeping parochialism can happen to any journal, which reflects the evolving narrowness within boundaries of academic sub-communities. Evidence suggests that ideas do migrate across academic sub-communities, although the underlying process is not well understood and the idea flow is not symmetrical. Two kinds of knowledge relevance are… CONTINUE READING
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