Knights, D. and Scarbrough, H.
In search of relevance: perspectives on the contribution of academic-practitioner networks.
Organisation Studies, 31 (9-10).
Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840610374398
This paper contributes to the current debate on the relevance of academic research to organizational practice but departs from the conventional view of perceiving the problem as one of improving the diffusion of knowledge from research to practice. Two theoretical lenses – Mode 2 and actor network theory – are drawn upon to examine vignettes of the authors’ involvement in academic-practitioner collaborations that assist us in understanding the production of knowledge relevant to practitioners. The analysis has the potential to free industry-academic collaborations of unrealistic demands.
|Additional Information:||The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Organisation Studies, 31, 9-10, September 2010 by SAGE Publications Ltd. All rights reserved. © SAGE Publications|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||academic networks, business schools, relevance debate, actor network theory|
|Faculty/Department:||Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Business Management|
Professor D. Knights
|Deposited On:||26 Oct 2010 08:25|
|Last Modified:||12 Aug 2013 16:03|
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