Management and Organizational Theory

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  • Title: Management and Organizational Theory: Toward a Weakening of Critical Perspective in the Organization Field
  • Author(s): Jenny Martinez-Crespo , Hernan Lopez-Arellano , Elisa Gomez-Rodriguez
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Organization Studies
  • Journal Title: Change Management: An International Journal
  • Keywords: Bibliometric Study, Management Theory, Organizational Theory, Tendencies
  • Volume: 18
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 2327-798X (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-9176 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-798X/CGP/v18i01/15-27
  • Citation: Martinez-Crespo, Jenny, Hernan Lopez-Arellano, and Elisa Gomez-Rodriguez. 2018. "Management and Organizational Theory: Toward a Weakening of Critical Perspective in the Organization Field." Change Management: An International Journal 18 (1): 15-27. doi:10.18848/2327-798X/CGP/v18i01/15-27.
  • Extent: 13 pages

Abstract

The aim of this article is to discuss if the current decreasing number of publications concerning Organizational Theory (OT) observed in the bibliometric research, in comparison to the rising number of Management Theory (MT) publications, is affecting critical perspective within organizational studies. The method used was a bibliometric and a documentary analysis. Findings show two inflection points in 2007 and in 2012, where both sets of theories present different tendencies: the number of publications in Management Theory (MT) increased after 2012, meanwhile, for Organizational Theory (OT) there was a decrease. Is this the twilight of OT?