Collaborative Research With Practitioners: Research Journeys & Methodological Innovations

Garima Sharma, Sara L. Rynes, Stephanie Bertels, Arne Carlsen, Lori Divito De Paauw

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Collaborative research methods such as action research and engaged scholarship are seen as one way for research to impact practice. Scholars engaged in such research face several opportunities and challenges that often do not make into academic publications, and yet hold valuable insights. In this symposium, we will unpack the research journeys of academics who have been involved in projects with practitioners as knowledge partners. This symposium's objectives are twofold. First, we will showcase the diversity in research design across our panelists and discuss potential traps as researchers balance rigour with relevance. Second, we will discuss specific research strategies such as relational reflexivity and researcher vulnerability (Bjørkeng, Carlsen, & Rhodes, 2014) that push the frontiers of research methodologies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018
Event78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management : Improving Lives - Chicago, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 201814 Aug 2018


Conference78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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