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In this article, we define good scholarship, highlight our points of disagreement with Locke and Latham (2009), and call for further academic research to examine the full range of goal setting's effects. We reiterate our original claim that goal setting, like a potent medication, can produce both beneficial effects and systematic, negative outcomes (Ordóñez, Schweitzer, Galinsky,& Bazerman, 2009), and as a result, it should be carefully prescribed and closely monitored.
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This is a pre-publication version. The final version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMP.2009.43479265
learning and scholarship, education research, education aims and objectives, goal setting in personnel management, program effectiveness, effective teaching
Ordóñez, L. D., Schweitzer, M. E., Galinsky, A. D., & Bazerman, M. H. (2009). On Good Scholarship, Goal Setting, and Scholars Gone Wild. Academy of Management Perspectives, 23 (3), 82-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMP.2009.43479265
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