The objective of this article is to promote discussions and educational efforts among Ph.D. students, scholars, referees, and editors in strategic management regarding the repeatability and cumulativeness of our statistical research knowledge. We believe such discussions and educational efforts will help all of us recognize the need to develop more appropriate knowledge and norms around the use and interpretation of statistics. The editorial process at journals can help in this regard, and we are making some policy changes at SMJ as discussed below. However, we do not believe that editors should become the enforcers of a substantial set of rigid rules. Instead, as scholars, the practice of our profession should reflect strong norms of appropriate methodological knowledge and practice.
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