Title

Publish or Perish: Bane or Boon of Academic Life?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2005

Publication Title

Journal of Management Inquiry

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Volume

14

Issue

4

First page number:

321

Last page number:

329

Abstract

There are few more familiar aphorisms in the academic community than “publish or perish.” Venerated by many and dreaded by more, this phenomenon is the subject of the authors’ essay. Here they consider the publish or perish principle that has come to characterize life at many business schools. They explain when and why it began and suggest reasons for its persistence. This exercise elicits questions that appear as relatively neglected but are integral to our profession, namely, the effect of publish or perish on the creativity, intellectual lives, morale, and psychological and emotional states of faculty.

Disciplines

Business | Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Education | Higher Education | Management Information Systems | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1177/1056492605276850

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