Engaged scholarship is the constructive methodology of producing indigenous management knowledge, which has received increasing attention for its contribution to the construction of high-quality management knowledge related to practice, providing a constructive methodology for the production of indigenous management knowledge. As a kind of epistemology and research paradigm, engaged scholarship advocates that management researchers should keep close contact with practitioners, multi-disciplinary scholars, policy-makers and other stakeholders in the research process. From the perspective of the history of academic thought, this paper tries to take history as a mirror and combine historical theories to explore some classic research projects and experiences in the history of Chinese and foreign management since the development of modern management in the 1950s. Specifically, this paper introduces the characteristics of 4 kinds of engaged scholarship paradigm, elaborating classical history cases in the past 80-year development of management such as GM, Huawei and the academic achievements of Professor Tushman, and illustrating the significant role of engaged scholarship in promoting indigenous and global management knowledge and theory development. Based on the analysis of historical cases, this paper summarizes the significant value of engaged scholarship to the production of Chinese local management knowledge and the opportunities, requirements and suggestions for the research of local management. This paper then advocates that the production of indigenous management knowledge should take the history as a mirror, absorbing the methodology essence of engaged scholarship, and taking root in indigenous enterprise management practices. Finally, under the guidance of the philosophy spirit of academic subjectivity in China, we will take an innovative development road of the fusion of Chinese and Western theories and practices.
Looking Back into History to Find out that Our Way Is not Lonely: A Brief Review and Prospect of Producing Indigenous Management Knowledge with Engaged Scholarship
Foreign Economics & Management Vol. 42, Issue 08, pp. 17 - 35,49 (2020) DOI:10.16538/j.cnki.fem.20200515.103
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Wu Yajun, Ge Minglei. Looking Back into History to Find out that Our Way Is not Lonely: A Brief Review and Prospect of Producing Indigenous Management Knowledge with Engaged Scholarship[J]. Foreign Economics & Management, 2020, 42(8): 17-35.
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