Collaborative academic/practitioner research in project management: Examples and applications
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, ISSN 1753-8378, Vol. 1, no 2, 168-192 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a cost-benefit interpretation of academic-practitioner research by describing and analysing several recent relevant examples of academic-practitioner research with a focus on doctoral theses carried out at universities and business schools in clusters of research centred in North America, Australia and Europe.
Design/methodology/approach – Using case study examples, a value proposition framework for undertaking collaborative research for higher degree level study is developed and presented.
Findings – Value proposition benefits from this level of collaborative research can be summarised as enhancing competencies at the individual and organisational level as well as providing participating universities with high-quality candidates/students and opportunities for industry engagement. The project management (PM) professional bodies can also extend PM knowledge but they need to be prepared to provide active support.
Practical implications – A model for better defining the value proposition of collaborative research from a range of stakeholder perspectives is offered that can be adapted for researchers and industry research sponsors.
Originality/value – Few papers offer a value proposition framework for explaining collaborative research benefits. This paper addresses that need.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2008. Vol. 1, no 2, 168-192 p.
Knowledge transfer, Management research, Project management, Research work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43831DOI: 10.1108/17538370810866313Local ID: 74891OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-43831DiVA: diva2:264691