The mission of the Academy of Management Annals is
to provide up-to-date, in-depth examinations of the latest advances in various
management fields. Each yearly volume features critical and potentially
provocative research reviews written by leading scholars exploring an
assortment of research topics. Annals articles summarize
and/or challenge established assumptions and concepts, pinpoint problems and
factual errors, inspire discussions, and illuminate possible avenues for further
study. Research reviews published in the Annals are
geared toward academic scholars in management and professionals in allied
fields, such as sociology of organizations and organizational psychology.
'It’s an exceptional volume—and exceptionally timely to boot. I found myself trying to put this new Annals in perspective. I tried, in particular, to cast a rather hard and critical light on this volume: Just how essential is it for the time-starved and besieged scholar to have yet another thing to keep up with? Do we really need, in short, yet another annual volume? The answer I gave myself to this question was a resounding, ‘‘Yes!’’'
Review in International Public Management Journal (2008)