I suspect we are witnessing the birth of an organizational studies classic.'" - David A.
Whetten, Director, Brigham Young University Faculty Center "Without both rigor and relevance, business schools and their faculty will loose institutional legitimacy.
It will be an invaluable tool for academics, researchers, and graduate students across the social sciences concerned with rigorous and relevant research in the contemporary world.1: Engaged Scholarship in a Professional School 2: Philosophy of Science Underlying Engaged Scholarship 3: Formulating the Research Problem 4: Building a Theory 5: Process and Variance Models 6: Designing Variance Studies 7: Designing Process Studies 8: Communicating and Using Research Knowledge 9: Practicing Engaged Scholarship "Van de Ven provides succinct, yet philosophically informed, summaries of alternative philosophical positions available to researchers." - Organization Studies "'Andy Van de Ven is internationally renowned for doing superbly crafted research that has made a difference in resolving societal problems.
In this book, he teaches us all how to define problems, contribute to theory, offer resolutions, and communicate results in ways that transform the knowledge-practice gap, making it into a well-travelled two-way street.
The relationship between theory and practice, research and action, is fundamental to all fields of applied social science.
Engaged Scholarship A Guide For Organizational And Social Research Paperback
Should research findings and knowledge be useful for science, practice, and policy?
In this carefully crafted and thoughtful book, leading management researcher Andrew Van de Ven both presents the broad intellectual challenge of 'engaged scholarship', and also sets out a clear framework and guidelines for carrying out soundly based and useful research for advancing both science and practice.
At a time when some may question the value and status of academic knowledge; and others, contrastingly, urge a closer relationship between researchers and research users - be they businesses, governments or other institutions - the challenge of engaged scholarship is as relevant as ever, and there is a real need for the thoughtful and considered approach offered by Van de Ven. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1972, and taught at Kent State University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before his present appointment.
It will be an invaluable tool for academics, researchers, and graduate students across the social sciences concerned with rigorous and relevant research in the contemporary world.
A guide for organizational and social research in business studies and the social sciences, providing a clear framework for research design and methodology.