On good scholarship, goal setting, and scholars gone wild

Lisa D. Ordóñez, Maurice E. Schweitzer, Adam D. Galinsky, Max H. Bazerman

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In this article, we define good scholarship, highlight our points of disagreement with Locke and Latham (2009), and call for further academic research to examine the full range of goal setting's effects. We reiterate our original claim that goal setting, like a potent medication, can produce both beneficial effects and systematic, negative outcomes (Ordóñez, Schweitzer, Galinsky, & Bazerman, 2009), and as a result, it should be carefully prescribed and closely monitored. Copyright by the Academy of Management; all rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-87
Number of pages6
JournalAcademy of Management Perspectives
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2009


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  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Marketing

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