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Treading Fine Lines

Journal of Management Inquiry

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This article reflects on the different ways in which the concept of power is treated in elite U.S. journals compared with European journals. Some observers have argued that critical researchers should not bother to try and publish their work in elite U.S. journals because of the compromises that have to be made in doing so. This essay argues that a "limited engagement" with these journals constitutes one way of trying to resist the power/knowledge relations that are so deeply embedded in them.