Title

Constructive controversy for management education : developing committed, open-minded researchers

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Academy of Management Learning and Education

Publication Date

3-1-2008

Volume

7

Issue

1

First Page

73

Last Page

85

Abstract

The article features the research conducted by Dean Tjosvold of Lingnan University regarding constructive controversy in Hong Kong. It revealed that communities of scientists develop common methods to understand common issues wherein they use various theories and processes to make incremental processes while instructors and students express opposing perspectives in their ideas and cases. But the differences in opinion do not promote understanding and learning and controversy must be managed properly to become constructive.

DOI

10.5465/AMLE.2008.31413864

Print ISSN

1537260X

E-ISSN

19449585

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2008, Academy of Management

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Tjosvold, D. (2008). Constructive controversy for management education: Developing committed, open-minded researchers. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 7(1), 73-85. doi: 10.5465/AMLE.2008.31413864