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Responsible Research for Better Business

The book “Responsible Research for Better Business: Creating Useful and Credible Knowledge for Business and Society” edited by Laszlo Zsolnai and Mike J. Thompson (Palgrave–Macmillan, 2020) gathers empirical and conceptual papers that address the challenges of conducting responsible research in the business and management professions. It includes contributions related to, and reflecting on, the vision of the Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) network, which proposes that business can help provide a better world if it is informed by responsible research.

The responsible research agenda requires new methods of scholarly assessment that include criteria for measuring impact, systemic solutions and practitioner relevance. Theories greatly influence business and management practices, and as the late London Business Schhol professor Sumantra Ghoshal warned, bad management theories are destroying good anagement practices. The authors of this book believe that good management theories can help to create new and better business practices.