2012 has been an exciting year for JMS: we have achieved an impact factor of 4.255 — our highest ever — and kicked off celebrations for our 50th anniversary. In 2013 we will publish two commemorative issues of the journal: one reviewing how management scholarship has changed over JMS’ history, and the other looking forward to emerging issues in the field. Be sure to sign up for JMS content alerts to be notified as soon as these exciting issues are published.
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Bill Harley, Andrew Corbett, and Andrew Delios
Celebrating Classic JMS
The JMS Classic Article series is a twice-yearly feature, where we celebrate some of the landmark papers published in the journal, by asking a new generation of scholars to reflect upon the modern legacy of this research.
The JMS Point Counter-Point series invites differing perspectives on topical issues in management studies. The latest Point-Counterpoint debates are free in volume 49, issue 1, and deal with one of the richest theoretical traditions in the management literature: agency theory.
Robert M. Wiseman et al. open this Point–Counterpoint by challenging the traditional critique of agency theory — that it is limited because it reduces human behaviour to a simple pursuit of self-interest. They assert that because goals vary by institution, once one has mapped the institutional context, it becomes possible to understand how the varying goals between principals and agents will be manifest as typical agency problems.
Loizos Heracleous, and Luh Luh Lan approach this debate from a completely different angle. They agree that agency theory should be institutionally sensitive, but argue that the institutional sensitivity or variability of agency theory is not the point that should be under debate. Instead, they contend that the very precepts of agency theory need to be revisited.
JMS Popular Papers – See what your Colleagues are Reading
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