Further Reading for Students & Practitioners


Managerial fads and fashions: The diffusion and rejection of innovations
, Abrahamson, AMR, 1991

Surprising but true: Half the decisions in organizations fail, Nutt, AMP, 1999

What bandwagons bring: Effects of popular management techniques on corporate performance, reputation, and CEO pay, Staw & Epstein, ASQ, 2000

Seven common misconceptions about human resource practices: Research findings versus practitioner beliefs, Rynes et al, AMP, 2002

Is there such thing as evidence-based management?, Denise Rousseau, AMR, 2006

Evidence Based Management, Jeffrey Pfeffer & Bob Sutton, Harvad Business Review, 2006

Trust the Evidence, Not Your Instincts, Jeffrey Pfeffer & Bob Sutton, The New York Times, 2011

Evidence Based HR: Under The Microscope, Katie Jacobs, HR Magazine, 2015

Managerial attitudes and perceived barriers regarding evidence-based practice, Barends et al, PLOS ONE, 2017

The Basics of Evidence-Based Practice, Rob Briner, HR People & Strategy, 2018
ASKBefore you make that big decision., Kahneman et al, Harvard Business Review, June 2011.

Cross Section, Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Science Weekly podcast, The Guardian, 2016.

The surprising power of questions., Brooks & John, Harvard Business Review, May-June 2018.
PRACTITIONER EVIDENCEJudgment under uncertainty: Heuristics and biases, Tversky & Kahneman, Science, 1974

Interview with Daniel Kahneman, Strategy and Business, 2003

The Enron board: The perils of groupthink, Marleen O'Connor, University of Cincinnati Law Review, 2003

The Delphi method for graduate research, Skulmoski et al, JITE-Research, 2007

Exploiting the wisdom of others to make better decisions: Suspending judgment reduces egocentrism and increases accuracy, Yaniv & Choshen, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 2012

Experience matters? The impact of prior CEO experience on firm performance, Hamori & Koyuncu, HRM 2015
SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCEIt's the Effect Size, Stupid. What effect size is and why it is important, Robert Coe, 2002

Evidence, hierarchies, and typologies: horses for courses, Petticrew & Roberts, JECH, 2003

GRADE: an emerging consensus on rating quality of evidence and strength of recommendations, Guyatt et all, BMJ, 2008

Effect sizes and the interpretation of research results in international business, Ellis, JIBS, 2010

Qualitative Quality: Eight “Big-Tent” Criteria for Excellent Qualitative Research, Sarah Tracy, Qualitative Inquiry, 2010

Battling Bad ScienceBen Goldacre, TED Talk, July, 2011

Why we should trust scientists, Naomi Oreskes, TED Talk, June, 2014

Why we should trust scientists, TED Talk, June, 2014

Difficult but Doable: Increasing the Internal Validity of Organizational Change Management Studies, Barends et al, JABS, 2014

Not Even Scientists Can Easily Explain P-values, Christie Aschwanden, FiveThirtyEight Science Blog, Nov 2015

How do placebos work? The science of mind over body, Jo Marchant, Guardian Science podcast, March 25, 2016

The Role of Scientific Findings in Evidence-Based HR Briner & Barends, People + Strategy, Spring 2016.

Scientific StudiesJohn Oliver, Last Week Tonight, May 2016

What Science Is — and How and Why It Works, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Huffington Post, 18 November 2016
ORGANIZATIONAL EVIDENCEMisunderstanding the Nature of Company Performance: The halo effect and other business delusions, Rosenzweig, CMR, 2007

Data, data everywhere: A special report on managing information, Kenneth Cukier, The Economist, Feb 2010

Evidence Based Management, Using Organizational Facts, Lex Donaldson, Oxford Handbook of EBMgt, 2012

Making Advanced Analytics Work For You, Barton & Court, HBR, 2012

Beyond the hype: Big data concepts, methods, and analytics, Gandomi & Haider, IJIM, 2015

Big Data: Forget Volume and Variety, Focus On Velocity, Brent Dykes, Forbes, June 2017
STAKEHOLDER EVIDENCEEthics in Focus Groups: A Few Concerns, Smith, QHR, 1995

Stakeholder theory and managerial decision-making: Constraints and implications of balancing stakeholder interests, Reynolds, Journal of Business Ethics, 2006

Methods of data collection in qualitative research: interviews and focus groups, Gill, BDJ, 2008

Managing Stakeholders for the Sake of Business and Society, Fifka, New perspectives on corporate social responsibility, 2015

Focus Groups - CEBMa Info Sheet CEBMa, 2018

Interviews and focus groups in qualitative research: an update for the digital age, Gill, BDJ, 2018
AGGREGATEThe Theory That Would Not Die. How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy, Sharon Bertsch, Talks at Google, YouTube, Aug 2011

The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver, 2013

Think Rationally via Bayes' Rule | Big Think, Julia Galef, 2013

Belief, bias and Bayes, Jon Butterworth, The Guardian, Sept 28, 2014
APPLYGRADE: going from evidence to recommendations, Guyatt et al, BMJ, 2008

Protocol-based care: the standardisation of decision-making?, Rycroft-Malone et al, JCN, 2009

The Importance & Value of the CHECK LISTAtul Gawande, TED talk, 2015

An introduction to implementation science for the non-specialistBauer et al, BMC Psychology, 2015

Rapid Evidence Assessments in Management - Example & applicationBarends et al, 2017
ASSESSAfter-Event Reviews: Drawing Lessons From Successful and Failed Experience, Ellis & Davidi, JAP 2005

Treat Your Organization as a Prototype: The Essence of Evidence-Based Management., Jeffrey Pfeffer & Robert I Sutton. Design Management Review, 2006

A conceptual framework for implementation fidelity., Carroll et al, Implementation Science, 2007

A step-by-step guide to smart business experiments., Anderson et al, HBR, 2011

Do Team and Individual Debriefs Enhance Performance? A Meta-Analysis, Tannenbaum & Cerasoli, Human Factors, 2013

Field experiments in organizations, Annual Review of OPOB, 2017
CAPACITY BUILDINGPolitics Over Analytics: BI and Data Science Findings Need a Pitch, Vaughan Robison, LinkedIn blog, January 2015

Laszlo Bock - Work Rules Highlights, London Business Forum, 2015

Why we cover our ears to the facts, Matthew Syed, BBC Magazine, 2016.

An accountability account: A review and synthesis of the theoretical and empirical research on felt accountability, Hall et al, JOB, 2017

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds - New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason., Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 2017

Robert Cialdini on how persuasion works in business and politics, Cardiff Garcia, transcript of interview with Robert Cialdini, Financial Times Alphaville, 2017

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