ERIC Number: EJ1030939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Developing Researching Managers and Relevant Research--The "Executive Research Programme"
Werr, Andreas; Strannegård, Lars
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v51 n4 p411-424 2014
The current paper argues for bridging the "relevance gap" in management research and education by creating educational programmes that bring together experienced managers and management researchers. In the "Executive Research Programme" discussed in this paper, managers were paired up with researchers to conduct a collaborative research project that resulted in a paper presented at an academic conference. The collaborative process was supported by 20 course days on topics such as the philosophy of science, methodology and overviews over the core disciplines of management science. This paper presents the programme and discusses experiences of the involved researchers and managers. The results suggest that programmes of this kind may provide a liminal space for managers and researchers where new and relevant knowledge is developed.
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Research, Administrators, Researchers, Group Activities, Research Projects, Business Administration Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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