Bill Starbuck defends a controversial view on production of knowledge in social sciences and especially in management. His last book: The Production of Knowledge, the Challenge of Social Science Research, Oxford University Press, 2006, is a lampoon that only a researcher as respected as him could allow itself to throw to the face of a community, primarily American, and of a research system considered to be expensive and sterile. At a time when the majority of the institutions - universities or schools - wish to establish close links between research and education, it seemed interesting to question Bill Starbuck on his experiences as teacher and researcher in many institutions and on his ideas on the developments to be waited for in the education of the managers.
TARONDEAU, J.C. (2007). Produire la connaissance et éduquer les managers. Le point de vue de William H Starbuck. Revue Française de Gestion, pp. 71-89.