The Research Methods and Research Practice (RM&RP) strategic interest group (SIG) exists to promote debates – and stimulate innovation – around all aspects of academic research, from its conception through to its execution, the subsequent development of theory and the dissemination of findings and knowledge. The RM&RP SIG seeks to draw understanding about research methods and research practice from all business and management disciplines including Accounting, Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Learning and Development, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behaviour, Strategy, and Systems Management. By sharing novel approaches and advancing knowledge about the usefulness of different methods and the facilitators of – and constraints on – the use of those methods in the research and broader environment, it seeks to enable researchers to improve the design and execution of their research and its dissemination. Good research approaches are indispensable to the asking of important research questions, the development of useful theories and meaningful engagement with broader societies. The RM&RP SIG aims to stimulate debate in a supportive environment in which all levels of academic from doctoral students through to senior professors feel at home. The RM&RP SIG aims to promote understanding across national borders and to draw strength from the diversity of research approaches that exist across Europe and beyond. It seeks to generate continuous debate between conferences through its use of a range of different media including electronic newsletters and a presence on the world wide web.
SIG Plenary Chairs:
Prof. Dr Petra Poljsak-Rosinski (BAU International Berlin – University of Applied Sciences) - poljsak-rosinski@
SIG Communication Officer:
GT 12_00 Research Methods and Research Practice General Track
Management academics' capability to turn research into action will depend on their ability to develop and apply appropriate methods to generate and interpret findings and to consider suitable theories to guide action for the application of that knowledge. The RM&RP track invites papers on all kinds of research methods, analytical techniques, epistemological and ontological approaches, management theories. It also welcomes papers on the challenges faced by researchers including building trust, gaining access, co-creating knowledge with different stakeholders, working internationally, catering for different audiences and promoting positive impact.