Scholarly Conflict in Practice

  • Jean M. Bartunek
  • Sara L. Rynes
Part of the Jepson Studies in Leadership book series (JSL)


Conflicts between scholars who are working together are not unusual. Some of these conflicts are famous (or infamous). Freud and Jung came to disagree strongly with each other (Borch-Jacobsen & Shamdasani, 2012). After developing grounded theory together, Glaser and Strauss (1967) had a falling out that led them in two conflicting directions regarding grounded theory (Locke, 1996). There have been major disagreements between scholars whose ethnicity or political views differ from each other (Special editorial: Boycott by passport, 2002; Smith & Redington, 2010). These conflicts frequently end in splits between the scholars that are not reconciled.


Conceptual Foundation Relationship Conflict Task Conflict Special Editorial Scholarly Research 
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