A tribute to professor Rudi Rozman



In this article it is argued that the professional background of organizational and management researchers to a large extend explain what problems they address and the value of their works. The purpose of management, corporate governance and organizational research is to solve problems that owners, board of directors, managers and subordinates have. The classical writers on organizations where academics with managerial experiences which do explain the impact the classical contributions still have when managers address organizational problems. The classical writers addressed real problems and changes that managers need to solve. A large number of contemporary scholars, however, address problems that neither owners, managers nor subordinates have. Research published by professor Rozman does, however, address real working life problems.

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