Title

Bringing the Organization into Organizational Research: An Examination of Academic Research Inside Organizations

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Business and Psychology

Start Page

3

Abstract

One common suggestion for reducing the gap between research and practice is for academics to conduct more of their research in real organizational settings. However, there is considerable skepticism among academics about the willingness of organizations to open their doors to researchers, and among both academics and practitioners about the potential value of doing so. The present study examines how 141 successful academic research projects in real organizations proceeded from start to finish. Our results suggest that organizations may be more open to academic research than is commonly believed, and that most researchers experience few problems with participating organizations. On the other hand, most of the examined projects were not heavily collaborative, and only half of the researchers maintained organizational contact after the research was completed. Based on our findings, we offer suggestions for researchers wishing to do organizational research as well as for their organizational partners. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

Keywords

Sustainability

Published Article/Book Citation

Journal of Business and Psychology, 16:1 (2001) pp.3

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/tippie_pubs/41