Hello all and thank you for your interest in our upcoming PhD Reading Group for new scholars interested in Humanistic Management. Our meeting on Monday (27-May) is coming up in just a few days. In our last call a good question was asked: is humanistic management research always prescriptive, or can more typical descriptive, positive, or inductive research also be humanistic? We will spend a few sessions digging into this question, which has vast ramifications for our career-planning. In Monday’s session we will begin the conversation on this important issue.
Since there is not much time before Monday we only ask you to read one short piece (less than 7 pages) – the introductory editorial to the Humanistic Management Journal when it launched in 2016. This was written by the IHMA’s own Michael Pirson and outlines a direction both for the journal and humanistic management more broadly. Download the reading here
If you have extra time or interest, following are links to download the first article and second article from that issue, which give some of the theoretical and historical background for humanistic management as a whole. Hopefully we will also have time to make practical applications of these ideas to our own individual research ideas and proposals.
If you haven’t registered on eventbrite yet and plan to come, please register at this link now. As always, please feel free to invite friends to come along.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Tyson and David
NOTE: this session is a preview of a workshop we are doing this year at the Academy of Management Annual Conference in Boston. Will you be at AOM? Want to help us make the workshop a big success for early career researchers and for humanistic management? Come on Monday and share your ideas!