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Academic-Practitioner Relationships: Developments, Complexities, and Opportunities
Professor Jean M. Bartunek (Boston College)

Time: Thursday, 9th September at 10am (Eastern) / 3pm (London) / 7.30pm (Delhi). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes (including Q&A).

This presentation is designed to introduce and reflect some of the great variety of components of relationships between academics and practitioners. I will introduce and talk briefly about each of the several topics indicated below.
a. True academic-practitioner sharing is pretty much impossible
b. Some developments in academic-practitioner collaborative research
c. Some 21st Century developments beyond collaborative research
d. A contemporary emphasis on impact, especially in the UK
e. Do academics have anything to say?
f. Social scientists confronting global crises.

Suggested reading
• Harley, B., & Fleming, P. (2021). Not even trying to change the world: Why do elite management journals ignore the major problems facing humanity? JABS 57(2), 133-152.
• Schein, E. (2020) Social scientists need to speak up. Unpublished
• Kieser, A., & Leiner, L. (2009). Why the rigour–relevance gap in management research is unbridgeable. JMS, 46(3), 516-533.
• Louis, M. R., & Bartunek, J. M. (1992). Insider/outsider research teams: Collaboration across diverse perspectives. JMI, 1(2), 101-110.
• Macintosh, R., Beech, N., Bartunek, J. M., Mason, K., Cooke, B., & Denyer, D. (2017) Impact and management research: exploring relationships between temporality, dialogue, reflexivity and praxis. BJM, 28: 3 – 13
• Tranfield, D., Denyer, D., & Smart, P. (2003) Towards a methodology for developing evidence‐informed management knowledge by means of systematic review. BJM, 14(3), 207-222.

About the speaker
Jean M. Bartunek holds the Robert A., and Evelyn J. Ferris chair and is Professor of Management and Organization at Boston College.

This event is supported by Responsible Research in Business and Management (

Sep 9, 2021 03:00 PM in London

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