Bridging the rigour-relevance gap in management research : it's already happening!
Hodgkinson, Gerard P., 1961- and Rousseau, Denise M.. (2009) Bridging the rigour-relevance gap in management research : it's already happening! Journal of Management Studies, Vol.46 (No.3). pp. 534-546. ISSN 0022-2380Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2009.00832.x
Kieser and Leiner (2009) maintain that the rigour–relevance gap in management research is fundamentally unbridgeable because researchers and the researched inhabit separate social systems. They argue that it is impossible to assess the relevance of research outputs within the system of science and that neither action research nor related approaches to collaborative research can succeed in producing research that is rigorous as well as relevant. In reply, we show how their analysis is inconsistent with available evidence. Drawing on a diversity of management research domains, we provide counter-illustrations of work where researchers, in a number of cases in collaboration with practitioners, have generated knowledge that is both socially useful and academically rigorous.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Behavioural Science
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Marketing & Strategic Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Management Studies|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||May 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 534-546|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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