Musing about Interdisciplinary Research: Is Interdisciplinary Research Amusing or Bemusing?

Jeremy D. Mackey, Charn P. McAllister

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We seek to contribute to the ongoing discussion about interdisciplinary research by contextualizing its benefits, challenges, and realities specifically within the management field. The purpose of this Musing is to highlight the a“musing” (i.e., entertaining) and be“musing” (i.e., confusing) experiences that we have had trying to publish interdisciplinary research so we can offer some recommendations for how the management field can stop ignoring something we all claim to be of great value. In our experience, interdisciplinary research is amusing if you're intrinsically motivated to do it, but it is bemusing if you expect it to be tied to extrinsic rewards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)899-906
Number of pages8
JournalGroup and Organization Management
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2022


  • cross-discipline
  • interdisciplinarity
  • interdisciplinary research
  • research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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