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Being careful what we wish for? Challenges and opportunities afforded through engagement with business and management research

Bresnen, M (2017) Being careful what we wish for? Challenges and opportunities afforded through engagement with business and management research. Construction Management and Economics, 35 (1-2). pp. 24-34. ISSN 0144-6193

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Abstract

Despite the proliferation of work within construction management that draws upon management and organizational theory, two omissions stand out from the body of published work: the absence of any real debate about the values of rigour and relevance in research; and the under-use of dominant perspectives in business and management research (such as institutional theory) to frame construction management and organizational issues. Drawing specifically upon the ideas of institutional logics and institutional work, this paper explores the tensions, ironies and contradictions of the rigour-relevance debate; and the challenges and opportunities facing construction management research (CMR) and its institutions in furthering management and organizational research agendas. In doing so, attention is directed to the complex, contested and changing nature of the knowledge base within the business and management field; as well as key differences between that community of practice and CMR.

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