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Webinar: Cocreating Rigorous and Relevant Knowledge

  • 1.  Webinar: Cocreating Rigorous and Relevant Knowledge

    Posted 10-28-2020 18:38

    You are cordially invited to participate in the:

    RRBM Webinar: Cocreating Rigorous and Relevant Knowledge

    Speaker: Dr Garima Sharma

    Date: November 12, 2020,  10 am (Eastern) / 3 pm (London)

    In this doctoral webinar, Dr Garima Sharma will discuss how management researchers can impact practice and help address grand challenges such as poverty and climate change. One way that researchers impact practice is by cocreating knowledge with managers such that the knowledge produced is not only rigorous but also relevant. However, research impact on practice is a desired but elusive goal. Research-practice knowledge cocreation is ripe with opportunities but also fraught with challenges. Research and practice have self-referential knowledge systems, such that researchers and managers are faced with tensions when they work together. In this seminar, Garima will focus on her research and experience with knowledge cocreation. She will address topics such as research-practice tensions and the process to navigate these, building theory that is rigorous and relevant, and claiming an identity as an impact scholar within institutional systems that may not be supportive of such an identity.

    The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, the 12th of November at 10 am (Eastern) / 3 pm (London) / 8.30 pm (Delhi) and will last for about 90 minutes. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

    Please register here to participate.

    We recommend the participants to read any (or all) of the following material:

    • Bansal, P., Bertels, S., Ewart, T., MacConnachie, P., & O'Brien, J. 2012. Bridging the Research-Practice Gap. Academy of Management Perspectives, 26(1): 73–92. doi.org/10.5465/amp.2011.0140
    • Bansal, P., & Sharma, G.  In preparation.  The role of management researchers in global crises: Insights from the innovation learning lab. To be published in J. M. Bartunek (Ed.), Global crises and the impact of social Science, Routledge.
    • Bartunek JM, Rynes SL. Academics and Practitioners Are Alike and Unlike: The Paradoxes of Academic–Practitioner Relationships. Journal of Management. 2014; 40(5): 1181-1201. doi:10.1177/0149206314529160
    • Sharma, G., & Bansal, P. In press. Partnering up: Including managers as research partners in systematic reviews. Organizational Research Methods.
    • Sharma, G., & Bansal, P. 2020. Cocreating rigorous and relevant knowledge. Academy of Management Journal, 63(2): 386-410.
    • NBS cocreation resources: https://www.nbs.net/cocreation 

    About the speaker

    Garima Sharma is an assistant professor and director of BIS in Social Entrepreneurship at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University. Her research focuses on sustainability and related tension of purpose and profits. She is also interested in understanding how research impacts practice, and the topics of rigor–relevance and knowledge cocreation. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Organizational Research Methods and Organization Studies. She partners with Network for Business Sustainability to create resources for researchers to engage in cocreation. She has also co-organized the Impact Scholar Community, a community for early career scholars who care about impact of their research on practice.

    If you have any questions, please contact Ibrat Djabbarov (i.djabbarov@cranfield.ac.uk).

    Please register here to participate

    Anne Tsui
    Arizona State University
    University of Notre Dame
    Co-founder, RRBM