Statement from New Editors
AbstractESSAYS Statement From New Editors PAUL M. HIRSCH KIMBERLY B. BOAL The Essay section has limited space for commentary, reflections, and broadsides on how we as professionals frame, define, perceive, distort, and/or contribute to the fields of organizational behavior, management, and strategy. It is designed to be an "academic op-ed" section, featuring interesting scholarly debate and commentary that will be noticed and talked about To these ends, submissions will be screened for taking a clear position that explains early on and up front what is distinctive, unusual, and innovative about the argument presented. The essays we seek should challenge, break, or defend ongoing academic routines. This excludes other- wise excellent papers that report findings in existing genres or err on the side of too much balance, too many citations, or too much "throat learing." A good rule of thumb is that if you see your paper (or designed it) for publication in one of the field's other excellent but more conventional journals, it is probably too balanced and dispassionate to be appropriate for this Essay section. This section's essays should surprise us. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT INQUIRY, VoL 3 No. 1, March 1994 51 1994 Sage Publications, Inc.