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Title: Bridging the Chasm between Management Education, Research, and Practice: Moving Towards the Grounded Theory Approach
Authors: Shlomo Maital, Srinivas Prakhya, D V R Seshadri
Issue/Year: Jan-2008
Section: Perspectives
Abstract: This article addresses the issue of best-practice research methodology in management. It says that management research should follow what is known as grounded theory, or what Harvard Business School Professor Robert Kaplan termed as innovation action research. The paper claims that management scholars and executive educators, in India and abroad, do not practice what they preach. It says that management research and teaching has been powerfully and unduly influenced by the scientific method, a methodology tailored for the natural and exact sciences but unsuited for management and not aligned with case-based pedagogy, action learning or reality-based executive programmes. The paper offers an alternative, a new way forward, based on the familiar concept of grounded theory.
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