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Questions, questions

Patrick Marren (The Futures Strategy Group, Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA.)

Journal of Business Strategy

ISSN: 0275-6668

Article publication date: 4 July 2008

Abstract

Purpose

To discuss the irrelevancy of one particular favorite economic question of current business punditry.

Design/methodology/approach

Opinion column.

Findings

This column examines the question “Are we in a recession?” and points out that the question is: unanswerable until far too late; and almost always of no real use in decisionmaking in the real world.

Originality/value

Hopefully, shows in a humorous way why this obsession with the question of “recession or not” is not useful.

Keywords

Citation

Marren, P. (2008), "Questions, questions", Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 29 No. 4, pp. 57-59. https://doi.org/10.1108/02756660810886999

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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