The ‘hard’ business disciplines: accounting, operations, economics, finance and research in online teaching and learning


Our final research review chapter focuses on the relatively ‘hard’ disciplines in the business school. Although an initial glance at the number of disciplines represented here may raise questions regarding content and length imbalances between the chapters, it should soon become evident that the book’s approach is a balanced one. These disciplines have substantially less research activity than do information systems, management and marketing, and the conceptual and methodological rigor of the studies that do exist are generally below those in the ‘softer’ disciplines. There are several possible reasons for ...

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