Leicester, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 18, 2012 -- Is there a gap between management academics and practice? The subject is the latest debate on Leicester Exchanges, a popular online debating forum in the UK. A recent feature on the forum analyses why it is hard to find research which can be actually used by the managers.
The feature underlines how the management research has been limited to the esoteric academic journals, which are read only by other academics and not by the managers, who have to actually use it. Current management research abounds in theory, but is wanting in practical lessons. Management research papers do not have substantial following among managers. The research work values theoretical advances on practical lessons, in-depth discussions on concise summaries, and methodological detail on clear communication, making it devoid of any real value for the managers.
The debate provides insight into why evidence-based approach hasn't been implemented in management research, quite opposite to the field of medicine. While day-to-day clinical practice is based on research, the efforts for advancing the evidence-based management haven't produced the expected results. Part of the answer lies in the academics' tendency to produce research which helps them advance their career in the competitive university system, rather than the business association which is funding the research.
Readers can comment by filling up the form provided right below the article. Leicester Exchanges has emerged as a popular platform for discussing social issues in the UK. This latest article on the website follows other topics recently discussed such as Comprehensive Schools & The Future, The Law on Abortion, Arts Funding Cuts, and many more. The debate forum has emerged as a preferred platform for the academics to raise social, political, environmental and economic issues which help in shaping our society. It has made sharing insights so easy for the participants.
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