Management research is often obsessed with novelty or originality. This is understandable and in line with most other academic disciplines. Novel findings are more interesting and can have a huge impact on management theory and practice. However, novelty as a sine qua non criterion is accompanied by serious threats to both the academic community and management practice. The academic community is increasingly concerned that many of these novel findings might be nonreplicable artifacts. Consequently, there is a plethora of results in the literature that might not constitute any knowledge, thus threatening the credibility and practical usefulness of management research. Replication studies, which we define as studies that put published empirical results to an additional empirical test, are needed for the discipline to develop in a meaningful way and close the theory practice gap. [...]

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Journal Management Review Quarterly
Block, J.H, & Kuckertz, A. (Andreas). (2018). Seven principles of effective replication studies. Management Review Quarterly. doi:10.1007/s11301-018-0149-3