Science and Ethics: What Should Count as Evidence Against the Use of Goal Setting?

Latham, Gary P.; Locke, Edwin A.
August 2009
Academy of Management Perspectives;Aug2009, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p88
Academic Journal
Ordóñez, Schweitzer, Galinsky, and Bazerman (2009a, 2009b) drew upon three sources of information to buttress their conclusion that goal setting should be used in organizations with extreme caution: laboratory experiments, stories in the news media about prescription drugs that have negative side effects, and organizations that have not performed effectively. In this paper we examine these three sources. We conclude by recognizing that our disagreements with Ordóñez are not small and list several reasons why we are not sanguine about the possibility of reconciliation.


Related Articles

  • Pharmacovigilance Data Mining With Methods Based on False Discovery Rates: A Comparative Simulation Study. Ahmed, I.; Thiessard, F.; Miremont-Salamé, G.; Bégaud, B.; Tubert-Bitter, P. // Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics;Oct2010, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p492 

    The early detection of adverse reactions caused by drugs that are already on the market is the prime concern of pharmacovigilance efforts; the methods in use for postmarketing surveillance are aimed at detecting signals pointing to potential safety concerns, on the basis of reports from...

  • Adverse reactions and Australian Prescriber : back to the future. Dowden, John S. // Australian Prescriber;Feb2010, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p9 

    The article provides information on the details in the incorporation of the "Australian Adverse Drug Reactions Bulletin" in the journal "Australian Prescriber." It mentions that the incorporation began in 1975 but was separated in 1982 when the publication of the journal was suspended. It adds...

  • Drug searches. WILLIAMS, SARAH C. P. // Stanford Medicine;Summer2013, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p5 

    The article discusses a study published in the peer reviewed scientific journal the "Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association," related to online searches for side effects of drugs.

  • Pharmacovigilance Toolkit.  // WHO Drug Information;Jan2012, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p42 

    No abstract available.

  • Ranitidine.  // Reactions Weekly;3/19/2005, Issue 1043, p17 

    Provides information on an information resource of a case report about the occurrence of drug sensitivity upon intake of ranitidine.

  • Venlafaxine.  // Reactions Weekly;3/19/2005, Issue 1043, p18 

    Provides information on an information resource of a case report about the development of serotonin syndrome due to medication of venlafaxine.

  • Acenocoumarol.  // Reactions Weekly;3/19/2005, Issue 1043, p6 

    Provides information on an information resource of a case report about development of cholecystitis in a patient under anticoagulant treatment of acenocoumarol.

  • The reliability of manual reporting of clinical events in an anesthesia information management system (AIMS). Simpao, Allan; Pruitt, Eric; Cook-Sather, Scott; Gurnaney, Harshad; Rehman, Mohamed // Journal of Clinical Monitoring & Computing;Dec2012, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p437 

    Manual incident reports significantly under-report adverse clinical events when compared with automated recordings of intraoperative data. Our goal was to determine the reliability of AIMS and CQI reports of adverse clinical events that had been witnessed and recorded by research assistants. The...

  • Phenprocoumon.  // Reactions Weekly;3/5/2005, Issue 1041, p18 

    Presents the publication details of the three case reports of liver failure due to phenprocoumon in Germany.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics