Scientific mindfulness: a foundation for future themes in international business
Jonsen, Karsten and Aycan, Zeynep and Berdow, Iris and Boyacıgiller, Nakiye Avdan and Brannen, Mary Yoko and Davison, Sue C. and Dietz, Joerg and Gluesing, Julia and Kwantes, Catherine T. and Lazarova, Mila and Madzar, Svjetlana and Maloney, Mary M. and Maznevski, Martha and McDonough, Edward F. and Taylor, Sully and Thomas, David C. and Weber, Todd J. (2010) Scientific mindfulness: a foundation for future themes in international business. In: Devinney, Timothy and Pedersen, Torben and Tihanyi, Laszlo, (eds.) Advances in International Management: The Past, Present and Future of International Business and Management. Emerald, United Kingdom, pp. 43-69. ISBN 978-0-85724-085-9
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1571-5027(2010)00000230010
We conceptualize new ways to qualify what themes should dominate the future international business and management (IB/IM) research agenda by examining three questions: Whom should we ask? What should we ask, and which selection criteria should we apply? What are the contextual forces? Our main findings are the following: (1) wider perspectives from academia and practice would benefit both rigor and relevance; (2) four key forces are climate change, globalization, inequality, and sustainability; and (3) we propose scientific mindfulness as the way forward for generating themes in IB/IM research. Scientific mindfulness is a holistic, cross-disciplinary, and contextual approach, whereby researchers need to make sense of multiple perspectives with the betterment of society as the ultimate criterion.
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