Rigour, Relevance and Reward: Introducing the Knowledge Translation Value‐Chain

12 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2011

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Richard Thorpe

Independent

Colin Eden

University of Strathclyde - Department of Management Science

John Bessant

University of Exeter Business School

Paul Ellwood

University of Liverpool - Management School (ULMS)

Date Written: September 2011

Abstract

This paper recognizes the substantive contributions made within the British Journal of Management to conducting research relevant to management at the level of individual studies. We aim to reorient the debate to take account of a researcher's contribution to practice over time and, by so doing, to indicate the range of ways knowledge can be translated and (through engagement with users and policymakers) modified, embedded and otherwise found useful. To achieve this, we conceptualize management scholarship as a knowledge translation value‐chain. We propose that, to maximize relevance, knowledge must be reconfigured in multiple contexts, of which management research provides but one. The paper concludes with observations on the additional skills that researchers might need to make use of opportunities for engagement right across the knowledge translation value‐chain.

Suggested Citation

Thorpe, Richard and Eden, Colin and Bessant, John and Ellwood, Paul, Rigour, Relevance and Reward: Introducing the Knowledge Translation Value‐Chain (September 2011). British Journal of Management, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 420-431, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1913070 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2011.00760.x

Richard Thorpe

Independent

Colin Eden

University of Strathclyde - Department of Management Science ( email )

Graham Hills Building, 40 George Street
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United Kingdom

John Bessant

University of Exeter Business School ( email )

Streatham Court
Xfi Building, Rennes Dr.
Exeter, EX4 4JH
United Kingdom

Paul Ellwood

University of Liverpool - Management School (ULMS) ( email )

Chatham Street
Liverpool, L69 7ZH
United Kingdom

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