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Webinar: How to Do Relevant Research (Part 3) - Managing Multi-Faceted and Multi-Directional Relationships

  • 1.  Webinar: How to Do Relevant Research (Part 3) - Managing Multi-Faceted and Multi-Directional Relationships

    Posted 11-27-2021 23:16

    How to Do Relevant Research (Part 3): Managing Multi-Faceted and Multi-Directional Relationships

    Speakers: Dr Philip H. Mirvis, Dr. Susan Albers Mohrman, and Prof Rob Cross

    : Thursday, 2nd of December at 7am (Pacific) / 10am (Eastern) / 3pm (London) / 8.30pm (Delhi). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes (including Q&A).

    Registration: Please register here to receive a personalized Zoom link and a reminder for the event.

    Generating and disseminating knowledge relevant to practice requires expanding our conceptual and empirical reach and our aspirations for impact beyond our institutional and discipline-based communities. Using case examples, we focus on the many and multi-faceted relational challenges we face: forming relationships that expand our conceptual and empirical reach; multi-directional communication and exchange of knowledge across boundaries; and addressing challenges associated with doing research in the context of conflicting stakeholder purposes and perspectives. We emphasize the importance of reflection, a clear and transparent sense of purpose, multi-directional communication, and collaboration.

    Recommended reading:

    • Mirvis, P.H., Mohrman, S.A., & Worley, C.G. (2021).  How to do Relevant Research:  From the Ivory Tower to the Real World. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
    • Edmondson, A. (2011) Crossing boundaries to investigate problems in the field: An approach to useful research. In Mohrman, S. and Lawler, E. (eds.), Useful Research: Advancing Theory and Practice. San Francisco: Berrett-Kohler, p. 50.
    • Mirvis, P. H. (1982) Know thyself and what thou art doing: Bringing values and sense into organizational research. American Behavioral Scientist26(2), 177-197.
    • Shani, A.B. & Coughlan, D. (2021) Collaborative Inquiry for Organization Development and Change. Cheltenham, Eng.: Edward-Elgar Publishers.


    • Rob Cross (Associate Professor, Babson College)
    • Philip H. Mirvis (Senior Research Fellow, Babson College)
    • Susan Albers Mohrman (Senior Research Scientist, University of Southern California)

    This event is supported by Responsible Research in Business and Management (www.rrbm.network).

    For queries, please contact Ibrat Djabbarov i.djabbarov@cranfield.ac.uk.

    Ibrat Djabbarov
    Cranfield School of Management