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Including Practitioners in Co-Creating Desirable Future
Speaker: Dr Garima Sharma (Georgia State University)

Time: Wednesday, 17th November at 10am (Eastern) / 3pm (London) / 8.30pm (Delhi). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes.

Management research fails to impact practice because our focus is on evidence from the past that may not reflect practitioners’ current reality. Further, we use this historical evidence to predict the future. Often the past or the present is a faulty predictor of the future. Academics need new ways of engaging with practice such that we are not only describing the present, or predicting the future based on evidence from the past, but also creating desirable future(s) along with practitioners. In this talk, I will focus on two examples of such engagement: how researchers can cocreate knowledge with managers in the context of systematic review and the idea of ‘future-oriented cocreation’, where researchers and managers collectively imagine and create tools and frameworks for a desirable future.

• Bansal, P & Sharma, G (forthcoming) Three Different Approaches to Impact: Translating, Cocreating, and Performing. Business & Society
• Sharma, G & Bansal, P (2020) Partnering Up: Including Managers as Research Partners in Systematic Reviews. Organizational Research Methods
• Bansal, P & Sharma, G (in press). Insights from Innovation North: The Unique and Important Role for Management Researchers In a Global Crises in Bartunek, J M (Ed) Social Scientists Confronting Global Crises. Routledge
• Gümüsay, A & Reinecke, J (2021) Researching for Desirable Futures: From Real Utopias to Imagining Alternatives. JMS

About the speaker:
Garima Sharma is an assistant professor and director of BIS in Social Entrepreneurship program at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.

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

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Nov 17, 2021 03:00 PM in London

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