TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Latham, Gary P.; Locke, Edwin A.
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Academy of Management Perspectives;Aug2009, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
43479266

 

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