The need to keep vigilant against academic fundamentalism

Hartel, Charmine 2005, The need to keep vigilant against academic fundamentalism, in EURAM 2005 : Fulltext Proceedings, München, Munich, Germany.

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Title The need to keep vigilant against academic fundamentalism
Author(s) Hartel, Charmine
Conference name European Academy of Management Conference (2005 : Munich, Germany)
Conference location Munich, Germany
Conference dates 4-7 May 2005
Title of proceedings EURAM 2005 : Fulltext Proceedings
Editor(s) Piller, Frank T.
Publication date 2005
Conference series European Academy of Management Conference
Publisher München
Place of publication Munich, Germany
Keyword(s) Fundamentalism
Summary In today's academic society, the likelihood of researchers succumbing to fundamentalism is a grave threat. In this paper, my main argument is that academics are often tempted to put their personal needs (i.e. recognition and opportunities for more money) ahead of their value for research. Consequently, it becomes easier for them to stray into a space where they are no longer being driven by scientific rigor and debate. Despite the internal and external pressures that we face, there is a need for vigilance to avoid this from occurring to ensure that the true notion of researching a science and our academic responsibility are fulfilled.
Language eng
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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