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    Utilisation and development of Systematic Reviews in management research: what do we know and where do we go from here?

    Rojon, C. and Okupe, A. and McDowall, Almuth (2020) Utilisation and development of Systematic Reviews in management research: what do we know and where do we go from here? International Journal of Management Reviews , ISSN 1460-8545. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Several years since the introduction of systematic review in management research, our paper takes stock of how the methodology has been used thus far to elicit potential areas for improvement and a future best practice agenda. It was our focus to investigate how synthesis methods have been approached and how implications are spelled out for future research, practice and, where relevant, policy. To address this, we conducted a systematic review of systematic reviews published in management research since the early 2000s (N = 391). We found that whilst scholars adopted similar methodological steps, there was variability in focus, with more attention paid to explaining the SRm protocol and search strategy utilised, than on detailed analysis and synthesis of the included studies’ findings. These aspects should be addressed more explicitly from the outset as an integral aspect of an SR protocol to support more refined application of relevant synthesis methods to develop the field. We conclude with a guide for ‘best practice’ including recommendations and published examples where available and an agenda for future refinement.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): systematic review, methodology, literature review, guide, management research
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Almuth McDowall
    Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 06:28
    Last Modified: 16 Jun 2021 05:57
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/41780

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