"Circle the wagons and defend the faith": Slicing and dicing the data

Arthur G. Bedeian, David Van Fleet, Hugh H. Hyman

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Commentators expressed contrasting views on the authors' examination of scientific achievement and editorial board membership in the management discipline. In response, the authors address key points with which they disagree and hold fast to their admonitory conclusions, neither compromising nor retreating from the recounting of base facts. If the authors' conclusions have prompted a measure of cognitive dissonance, they hope that any associated discomfort will lead to action on the part of all of the discipline's journals and their sponsoring organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-295
Number of pages20
JournalOrganizational Research Methods
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2009


  • Bibliometrics
  • Infometrics
  • Philosophy of science
  • Scientific ethos
  • Scientometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Decision Sciences
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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