logo

  logo

9th CIYA Workshop

11 September 2016, Turin, Italy

 

How to publish Rigorous and Relevant Papers:

Toward an Ambidextrous Career as a Continuous Innovation Researcher

CINet does care about relevance

Since its creation, our network always tried to ambidextrously combine rigour and relevance. Of course it is not an easy task—especially for young academics. The incentives within the academic system tend to push them toward increasingly narrow research foci and single research methods, which not only avoid asking big, messy, relevant questions but also establish inertial forces against those who strive to propose alternative perspectives and ways of conducting research. The end result is an increasingly esoteric set of outputs, which are red by basically no practitioner.

Quoting Andrew Van de Ven: "Academic researchers sometimes respond to these criticisms by claiming that the purpose of their research is not to make immediate contributions to practice. Instead it is to make fundamental advances to scientific knowledge that may eventually enlighten practice. However, there is evidence that academic research is also not adequately advancing scientific knowledge. One important indicator of the impact and use of published research by the scientific community is the number of times this research is cited as informing subsequent scientific articles.
Based on his citation analysis, Starbuck (2005) reports that papers published in management journals were cited on average only .82 times per article per year. Hence, much current academic research is not contributing in intended ways to either science or practice."

This is an issue that CINet perceives in all its dangerousness. At the same time, we perceive the risk of having a lot of us collaborating a lot with practitioners, but without producing anything that can be considered scientifically remarkable.

In this spirit, the workshop of 2016 will reflect over two inter-wined topics:

  • How setting up research processes able to balance rigour and relevance.
  • How publishing this stuff into journals—especially CINet official one.

Interested in discussing these topics? Joint us on September 11th afternoon in Turin for an engaging workshop.

When we talk about balancing rigour and practice all of us are young. Thus, the upcoming CIYA workshop is open to all CINet members. Write an email to Jeannette Visser-Groeneveld to confirm your presence. In the email, please share how have you ambidextrously managed the rigour-relevance paradox in the past. We do not need an encyclopaedic knowledge of the field. Just sketch your ideas, in order to build upon them and the other that we’ll be shared.

Let’s organise our reflections around three topics:

  • Issues in balancing rigor and relevance;
  • Actions that academics should accomplish;
  • Actions that practitioners should accomplish.

We will be trilled to read your insights, and discuss them with you. We suggest you to read two interesting articles (on the Academy of Management Annals and on the Journal of Management), in order to better frame your considerations.


Workshop Organisers

Preliminary Programme

15:00-15:15 Introductory: the rules of the game
Magnus Persson, Francesco Paolo Appio and Henrik Sproedt
15:15-16:45 Doing relevant and rigorous research
  • The main issues to be faced: Maria Carmela Annosi, Ericsson
  • Open discussion based on participants experience.
16:00-16:15 Break
16:15-17:30

Writing paper for Creativity and Innovation Management, CINet’s official journal

  • Some insights from CIM — Klaasjan Visscher (Former Editor, CIM)
  • Open discussion among all participants
17:30-17:45 Wrapping Up: Strategies to publish rigorous and relevant papers
17:45-18:00 What’s Next? On Which Topic Focusing Next CIYA Workshop? How Managing It?
Magnus Persson, Francesco Paolo Appio and Henrik Sproedt

Venue

Details can be found on the conference program.

Registration

The deadline for registration is 6 September 2015. Registration for the workshop will take place via the CINet conference registration form or by directly contacting the CINet secretariat.

Fee

Free for CINet members and participants at the CINet conference.

Assignement

we encourage you to share with us (by email to one of the organizers mentioned above) how have you ambidextrously managed the rigour-relevance paradox in the past.
Try next to structure your reflections around these three topics:

  • Issues in balancing rigor and relevance;
  • Actions that academics should accomplish;
  • Actions that practitioners should accomplish.

More information

If you have any further questions on CIYA, the workshop or any other CIYA related issue, please contact Jeannette Visser-Groeneveld.

HOSTED BY

han

© Continuous Innovation Netxwork | March 8, 2017  
linkedintwitterrssrss