Management scholars in the West engage in a variety of work that tends to divide between scholarly research and practical endeavors. The schism has not historically existed in China and the East, where scholarship and practice are by tradition regarded as an integrated whole. This paper seeks to narrow the gulf by exploring the conception of management scholarship in the global context, a concern that goes to the heart of what an academic career in management means today, and how scholars may contribute to research and the profession in general. The paper conveys lessons and insights from my three decades of scholarly work developing competitive dynamics and ambicultural management as distinctive research domains, as well as academic and business ventures I have founded to support my research. All these entrepreneurial undertakings are grounded in an expansive, integrated " Chinese” view of management scholarship. Academics seeking to explore synergies between scholarship and practice and to achieve a balanced career anchored in research may find that my entrepreneurial efforts to integrate scholarly and practical ventures offer a useful guide.
Scholarship-Practice “Oneness” of an Academic Career: The Entrepreneurial Pursuit of an Expansive View of Management Scholarship
Foreign Economics & Management Vol. 41, Issue 03, pp. 3 - 24 (2019) DOI:10.16538/j.cnki.fem.2019.03.001
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Chen Ming-Jer. Scholarship-Practice “Oneness” of an Academic Career: The Entrepreneurial Pursuit of an Expansive View of Management Scholarship[J]. Foreign Economics & Management, 2019, 41(3): 3-24.
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