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General Support for DBA students

Business & Management Theories

Scientific-Management | Human relations | Competitive advantage | Shareholder value maximization | Disruptive innovation | classical-management-theory | Behavioral management theory | exchange theory | transformational leadership theory| and the list... goes...on. .


Partial list of Journals

Researching and reviewing landmark articles means looking for the original work by a specific author. (This might be easier said than done, as some of them were written a long time ago..... ) Finding a citation for a seminal article can usually help lead you to the actual work, whether it is a book, article, paper, or other resource.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar is a great external searching tool that can give you access to articles across the web! You can use this Search box to get started. Note that clicking the "Search" button may load your search results in a new tab or window depending on your browser configuration settings.


People who may be discussed in your class:

  • Russell Ackoff
  • Viola Desmond
  • Peter Drucker
  • Henri Fayol
  • Hallie Flanagan
  • Mary Parker Follet
  • Henry Ford
  • Elton Mayo
  • Douglas McGregor
  • Madelaine Parent
  • Frederick Taylor
  • Max Weber
  • Ludwig von Bertalanffy


A few Comments

Seminal works, sometimes called pivotal or landmark studies, are articles that initially presented an idea of great importance or influence within a particular discipline. Seminal articles are referred to time and time again in the research, so you are likely to see these sources frequently cited in other journal articles, books, dissertations, etc.

Identifying seminal articles relies heavily on your own thoroughness in the examination and synthesis of the scholarly literature. Typically, there will not be any explicit labels placed on articles, identifying them as seminal. Rather, you will begin to see the same authors or articles cited frequently. It is important to keep in mind that seminal studies may have been published quite some time ago. Limiting a database search to only the past 5 years, for example, may exclude seminal studies from your results. To avoid overlooking pivotal research that may have occurred in years past, it is recommend that you do not use a date limiter.