Tehnoloogia ja interneti arengutega paralleelselt domineerib ülikoolides minuni ulatuvates praktikates-mõttekäikudes jõuliselt paberi-keskne mõtteviis ja praktikad. Need praktikad-mõtteviisid on märksa ulatuslikumad, kui uurimistööd puudutav, kuid siin siis jääme uurimistööde piiresse. Siinviidatud vabalevis olev tekst tegeleb just sellega, mis igapäevaselt suurt hämmingut tekitab: vajadus ja võimalused kiiremaks, ülevaatlikumaks ja inforohkemaks uurimistööks ning teadmusvahetuseks on olemas, kuid endiselt tunnustatakse mitmel pool tudengeid näiteks “väga põhjalike” ehk väga pikkade tööde eest. Mõnel pool arutatakse tõsimeeli lausa selle üle, et peaks ehk lubama magistritööde pikkuseks kuni 100 lehekülge. Tõsi, on ka teistsuguseid, valdavalt nooremaid hääli, mis sedastavad, et magistritöö piire võiks kärpida nt 40 leheküljeni. Aga need olid näited n-ö koolitöödest. Uurimistöödes, sh rakendusuuringutes-raportides domineerib endiselt “põhjalikkus” ehk pikkusekultus, sh üheülbaline kirjalik ja paberist tõukuv väljenduslaad. Aga, noh, kui ikka leidub neid valdkondi-ameteid, kus kogutakse ka autori, juhendajate, jt kirjalikke allkirju nt magistritöö väljaprintidele …

Siinviidatu on vabalevis ning lühike (12 lk 😂) ja sestap pikki kommentaare ei vaja.

Kontekstiks:

However, our core technology of reporting research results stays rooted in a technological paradigm established three centuries ago, despite fast digital transformation occurring in other branches of science. In this essay, I ask how this conservatism affects the advancement and impact of management and organization studies in order to promote debate on how to liberate ourselves from the shackles of paper-bound logic.

“Tabel 1 umbes siia”

However, do you not find it odd that, in all published materials—from nursery rhymes to textbooks on quantum physics and management papers in their final form—graphical content is placed next to the text that references it, as if it is somehow easier to comprehend the message that way? […] The reason for this convention is rooted in an outdated printing technology that most large publishers abandoned about 30 years ago.

Pikkus loeb:

The length of papers has also changed dramatically. The average publication in the Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) increased in length threefold, extending from 9 pages in the 1970s to 27 pages in the 2020s. No articles of 20 pages or more were published in the 1970, but 70 such papers were published in the 2020.

Ikka XVII sajandis

The central premise of paper-bound logic—rooted in the 17th-century mode of disseminating articles by post—maintains that everything that matters needs to be included in the main manuscript, and more importantly, anything that cannot be fit into the main manuscript does not matter. I argue that both parts of this premise have held back the development of our discipline.

Lingid!

In contrast to paper-bound logic, the fundamental assumption of digitally enabled logic maintains that all information can be accessed at all times. […] It is not a mere coincidence that the internet is ruled by hypertext—namely, texts with links to other resources that link to still other texts and resources, together creating the web.

Toodang muudkui kasvab – WoSis üle 120 juhtimisvaldkonna artikli päevas:

The annual production of management papers quadrupled between 2000 and 2020, with more than 120 papers appearing daily in Web of Science-listed management journals alone.

LP; ÄL – liiga pikk, ära loe

The computer science community has an acronym for it: TL;DR, which stands for “too long; didn’t read.”

Lugemishuvi suurendamiseks:

We live in a fascinating, but also somewhat perplexing time of technological upheaval. Although we have been eager to use new methods and data sources made possible by digital technology, we still rely on the old research reporting convention as a primary mean to share our work.

Hensel, P. G. (2022). Organization and management scholars’ technological conservatism: Could we free ourselves from the shackles of paper-bound logic? Strategic Organization. https://doi.org/10.1177/14761270211067162