Engaged Scholar(ship): Creative tension or squeezed in the middle?

Jenny Bäckstrand, Arni Halldorsson

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Purchasing and supply management influences practice through advancement of knowledge and theoretical principles and positions itself as an academic discipline. For the individual researcher, this calls for skills and experiences that can be associated with engaged scholarship. This paper explores tensions inherent in engaged scholarship, namely the quest to interact closely with professionals to ensure relevance and impact whilst at the same time live up to research quality criteria. The paper concludes that the individual researcher in a field such as PSM is easily left with guidelines that point in multiple directions as regards personal achievement and institutional merits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIpsera 2018 book of abstracts
Publication date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
Event27th Annual IPSERA Conference - Athens, Greece
Duration: 25.03.201828.03.2018


  • 512 Business and Management

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitarian and societal logistics


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