In search of relevance: perspectives on the contribution of academic-practitioner networks
Knights, David and Scarbrough, Harry, 1955-. (2010) In search of relevance: perspectives on the contribution of academic-practitioner networks. Organization Studies, Vol.31 (No.9-10). pp. 1287-1309. ISSN 0170-8406Full text not available from this repository.
Official 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 case vignettes of the authors' involvement in academic-practitioner collaborations. The resulting analysis assists us in understanding the production of knowledge relevant to practitioners and, by implication, has the potential to free industry-academic collaborations of unrealistic demands.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Innovation, Knowledge & Organisational Networks Research Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Organization Studies|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||September 2010|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 1287-1309|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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