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Journal of Management The Art of Writing a Review Article
Jeremy Short Journal of Management 2009 35: 1312 DOI: 10.1177/0149206309337489 The online version of this article can be found at:

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The Art of Writing a Review Article
Jeremy Short

Journal of Management 35(6) 1312–1317 © 2009 Southern Management Association DOI: 10.1177/0149206309337489

I was honored to be asked by Talya Bauer to write this article to highlight insights into the nature of contributions suitable for the Review Issue of the Journal of Management (JOM). Having worked as an author on previous reviews and with the new editorial board on our first Review Issue, I hope to provide insights for future contributors. The review article in JOM is unique in management scholarship, borrowed from longstanding traditions in other fields such as economics, psychology, and sociology. As such, review articles offer perspectives to the management field not commonly presented in other outlets. Consequently, review articles have the potential to provide contributions akin to valuable works of art. Although there is no formula for great art, there are characteristics of quality work that transcend styles, mediums, and time periods. In a similar vein, creating excellent review articles…...