Mutual value co-creation in practitioner-academia collaboration

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Mutual value co-creation in practitioner-academia collaboration

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dc.contributor.author Nielsen, Rikke Kristine
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-27T13:09:45Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-27T13:09:45Z
dc.date.issued 2014-02-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8887
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses the research practice of practicable research by drawing a map of methodological in-roads to doing research with a view to bridging the practitioner-research gap and producing what has been termed as ‘actionable research’ by engaging closely with practitioners in the research process. The map includes three territories and methodological in-roads for doing research in close collaboration with practitioners with a view to mutual value creation and co-construction: Doing research, in/with(in), for and in-between organizations. The methodological reflections in the map are illustrated and discussed against the backdrop of a concrete instance of academia-practitioner collaboration, the industrial Ph.D. research project of Group Mindset-Development in Solar A/S. The industrial Ph.D. researcher is seen as a front-runner vis-a-vis a political climate of increasing demands from governments to universities with regards to the ability of research groups to demonstrate co-operation with external stakeholder groups and an illustration of the privileges and pitfalls of doing research in close engagement with practice called for by the increasing academic interest for actionable research. Using empirical data from an on-going practitioner-academia research project, a literature review and inputs from a professional development workshop organized by the author at the British Academy Management’s annual meeting 20121, a position for doing research in/with(in), for and in-between practice is carved out. Based on the challenges and potential pitfalls inherent in this research position, researcher competencies for successfully handling the research management of the in-between and bridging the academia-practitioner gap in research practice are discussed. Further, competency requirements of both academia and practice as main stakeholders in an industrial Ph.D. project or other projects with the ambition to create value in both camps simultaneously are debated based on the methodological map presented. en_US
dc.format.extent 45 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Academia-practitioner gap en_US
dc.subject.other Knowledge co-creation en_US
dc.subject.other Mode 2 knowledge en_US
dc.subject.other Production en_US
dc.subject.other Insider research en_US
dc.subject.other Industrial Ph.D. program en_US
dc.subject.other Research and business collaboration en_US
dc.title Mutual value co-creation in practitioner-academia collaboration en_US
dc.type cp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Ledelse, Politik og Filosofi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort LPF en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort MPP en_US
dc.description.notes Paper presented at Det Danske Ledelsesakademis Årsmøde, 3.-4. december 2012 Aalborg Universitet, København en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2012 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Competencies for doing research in/with(in), for and in-between organizations en_US


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