Ulrich Lichtenthaler, the management professor at the University of Mannheim who has already retracted six papers for statistical irregularities, has another retraction for his CV.
Here’s the notice, from Organization Science:
The article “Not-Sold-Here: How Attitudes Influence External Knowledge Exploitation” (Organization Science (2010) 21(5):1054–1071, DOI: 10.1287/orsc.1090.0499) is being retracted after an assessment that the work violates INFORMS publication standards in two important respects. First, the citation to highly related prior work by the first two authors is quite incomplete. As a result, it was not possible to assess the novelty of the work. In addition, there is reason to believe that key results in the paper would not hold if variables included in this related work had been incorporated into the analysis.
Note. This statement of the retraction differs from the print version to be more precise.
We don’t have access to the print version of the journal, but if any readers do and can tell us how the notices differ, we’d appreciate it.
The paper has been cited 19 times, according to Google Scholar, including by several other Lichtenthaler studies.
Hat tip: “Roll”