Collaborative academic/practitioner research in project management - examples and applications

Walker, D, Anbari, F, Bredillet, C, Soderlund, J, Cicmil, S and Thomas, J 2008, 'Collaborative academic/practitioner research in project management - examples and applications', International Journal of Managing project in Business, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 168-192.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Collaborative academic/practitioner research in project management - examples and applications
Author(s) Walker, D
Anbari, F
Bredillet, C
Soderlund, J
Cicmil, S
Thomas, J
Year 2008
Journal name International Journal of Managing project in Business
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 168
End page 192
Total pages 24
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Abstract 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.
Subject Building Construction Management and Project Planning
DOI - identifier 10.1108/17538370810866313
Copyright notice © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN 1753-8378
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