Ulrich Lichtenthaler notches retraction 13
Ulrich Lichtenthaler, the management professor who has had a dozen papers retracted, has lost another.
Here’s the notice from the Academy of Management Journal for “Absorptive Capacity, Environmental Turbulence, and the Complementarity of Organizational Learning Processes:”
Volume 52, no. 4, p. 822–846, 2009. This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief of Academy of Management Journal.
Formal investigations by the Academy of Management Journal and an affiliated university of Professor Ulrich Lichtenthaler have revealed ethical violations in research practices. Those violations center on the larger data collection effort that forms the foundation for this article as well as the empirics and reporting in the article itself. Independent re-analysis has been unable to replicate the findings as reported in this article and other journals have retracted other published pieces from the larger data collection effort.
The paper has been cited 97 times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.