Improving Made-in-China Management Research
Author: Peng, Mike W.
Source: Frontiers of Business Research in China, Volume 6, Number 1, 2012 , pp. 120-133(14)
Abstract:Made-in-China products have a country-of-origin image of “low cost, cheap price, but only passable quality. What are the characteristics of Made-in-China management research? Passable (but not outstanding) quality seems to be a reasonable and accurate characterization of such research. How can the quality of Made-in-China management research be improved? I point out five common but fixable problems typically associated with such research, and offer actionable solutions to solve them. Finally, I argue that management scholars have a social responsibility to help improve China's country-of-origin image, by pursuing scholarly excellence and not tolerating sloppiness in management research.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2012-03-01