The following is a short essay I wrote last year for the course “Developing professional skills in academic work.” In it, I outline some ideas how to do management research that
- is useless for those who wish to use it to advance commercial interests
- is indistinguishable from research that actually is useful
- still produces recognition, grants, and other rewards
- may collapse the capitalist system.
The essay was originally published in 2011 in Räsänen, Keijo (ed.) Tutkijat kertovat. Kymmenen esseetä akateemisesta työstä.
An English version may follow, or not.