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Bridging the gap


Descrição

The gap between rigour and relevance appears to grow bigger and there is an opportunity to build bridges perhaps making academic research more relevant to business organizations and practitioners. This workshop is an attempt of cross-fertilising the two developing ways to enhance the relevance of academic research to practice. Conversely, the practitioners will have the opportunity to share their needs and concerns and will learn how researches work and how they can have access to their findings.

Main questions to be addressed by this workshop:
• How can we translate research into real world impact?
• How can we foster research on what really matters to executives who can put research results into practice?
• Are the findings of practical utility and significance?
• How can the field management research develop its own distinctive point of view?
• How can the field of management research inform core disciplines (i.e., how to avoid a “one way street of knowledge flows”, Weber)?
• How can we increase the impact of research (Kimberly, J. R. 2007)?

Management research is generally perceived to have limited influence on management practice. An article in the Financial Times (Schiller 2011) debated the paradox Rigor vs. Relevance, stressing the overlap of the first, the academic rigor, given the devaluation of the importance of knowledge to the practice of management. This issue has been the focus of attention, not only from the business press, but also the scientific community.

Schedule
Monday, 15th May

08:30
  Morning Coffee and Registration
08:45 
  Opening Address: Prof. Fátima Carioca, Dean of AESE Business School
09:00 
Group discussion based on a research paper previously read
09:45 
Morning Coffee
10:15 
Group presentation and discussion on four different topics based on the paper
11:15 
Break
11:30 
Keynote Speech
12:30 
Lunch
14:00
Group photo
14:15
Cultural event
15:15
Individual reflexion
15:30 
Individual sharing

Tuesday, 16th May

09:00

Researchers presentations in groups:
Discussion circles on “research topics” in management for groups of around 8-10 per circle. Academic work-in-progress   where authors will receive and contribute extra feedback. Discussions last for 45 minutes and will be repeated once.
10:30

Break
11:00

Practitioners presentations in groups:
Discussion circles on “practitioners’ issues” in management for groups of around 8-10 per circle. Discussions last for 45 minutes and will be repeated once.
12:30

Lunch
13:30

Groups discussion linking academics and practitioners
15:00

Break
15:30

Groups presentation about linking academics and practitioners
17:00

Closing remarks


For further information


Objetivos

This workshop will try to bridge practice and academia in management research. Designed for doctoral students and early career academics (PhDs and early career researchers) and practicing managers, the workshop aims to facilitate learning from each other experiences and points of view.

Professores

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979.  
Jeffrey Pfeffer has published extensively in the fields of organization theory and human resource management. His current research focuses on the relationship between time and money, power and leadership in organizations, economics language and assumptions and their effects on management practice, how social science theories become self-fulfilling, barriers to turning knowledge into action and how to overcome them, and evidence-based management and what it is, barriers to its use, and how to implement it.

Pfeffer currently serves on the board of directors of the nonprofit Quantum Leap Healthcare and on the advisory board for Collective Health. Pfeffer has presented seminars in 38 countries throughout the world as well as doing consulting and providing executive education for numerous companies, associations, and universities in the United States.

Metodologia

Workshop

Idiomas

Inglês

Locais
Lisboa

Data:

15 e 16 de maio de 2017

Horário:

Two days

Data limite:

9 de maio de 2017

Preço:

To enrol
For academics we would ask for a five-page abstract presenting work in progress, how it relates to practice and the expected impact on practice.
For managers we would ask a one-page description with a practical issue they have faced and how they addressed it and what did they learn.

Fee
Limited number of participants.
There will be no workshop fee, and no charge for lunch, coffee breaks, reception, lunch and dinner for participants.

More information
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