BRIDGING RESEARCH-PRACTICE

I am interested in studying and facilitating the impact of research on practice. I have studied the process of researcher-manager  knowledge co-creation. I have also lived the experience at the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) where I was one of the knowledge project managers. I  managed two year-long collaborations beteen researchers and managers and facilitated the meetings between research and practice communities. 
 

Guidebooks and Reports for Practitioners

I enjoy writing for a broader audience. Below are some of the reports I have produced for sustainability practitioners:

Bansal, P., Good, J., & Sharma, G. (2016). Business challenges for sustainability: Inspiring new research and innovating new solutions. Retrieved from http://nbs.net/wp-content/uploads/2016- LC-Design-Challenges.pdf

 

DiVito, L.E.D., & Sharma, G. (2016). Collaborating with competitors to advance sustainability: A guide for managers. Retrieved from http://nbs.net/wp-content/uploads/160907_Competitor_Collaboration_Manager_Guide_Digital.pdf

DiVito, L.E.D., & Sharma, G. (2016). Assess your competitor collaboration to advance sustainability: An assessment tool. Retrieved from http://nbs.net/wp-content/uploads/160907-Competitor-Collaboration-Assessment-Tool-Digital.pdf

Good, J., & Sharma, G. (2015). From challenges to opportunities: The 7 sustainability opportunities for Canadian businesses in 2015. Retrieved from http://nbs.net/wp-content/uploads/NBS-2015-Opportunities-Report.pdf

Translating Research Insights

To walk my talk, I have helped translate research insights from my own research and that of others:

 

Practitioner Summary of my paper "Partner for Good: How Business and NGOs Engage the Commercial-Social Paradox" http://nbs.net/knowledge/better-worse-four-tips-successful-partnerships-ngos/

Insights from one of my current research collaborations: http://nbs.net/knowledge/greening-blue-jeans-insights-from-a-new-competitor-collaboration/

Interview with Tim Hargrave on his paper "Integrating Dialectical and Paradox Perspectives on Managing Contradictions in Organizations” http://leveragingtensions.com/integrating-dialectics-and-paradox-interview-with-tim-hargrave/

See the Prezi I created: https://prezi.com/fvlypshe-pwe/dialectics-and-paradox-insights-for-researchers-and-managers/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Interview with Jean Bartunek on her work on academic-practitioner collaborations: http://leveragingtensions.com/paradoxes-of-academic-practitioner-relationships/

Sustainability story of an organization studied in one of the research grants where I provided inputs on collaborative research methodology: http://nbs.net/if-nature-gave-a-ted-talk/

Resources for Academics to Partner with Practitioners

I am passionate about sharing my learning about academic-practitioner collaborations with the academic community. I have provided inputs on research grants that focus on academic-practitioner knowledge co-creation. I continue to develop resources that can help researcher forge such collaborations:

 

Insights for navigating academic-practitioner differences http://nbs.net/jean-bartunek-maintaining-productive-tensions/

See the video I created: https://youtu.be/v-zpFygzu1I

You can see the full list of the resources I have created in collaboration with NBS here: https://nbs.net/p/help-us-help-you-bridge-research-and-practice-e8d20063-0a96-4663-b476-91082e3b25a4

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