Journal article

Knowledge co-production in academic-practitioner research collaboration: An expanded perspective on power

Angela McCabe, Tom Osegowitsch, Rachel Parker, Stephen Cox

MANAGEMENT LEARNING | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Knowledge co-production within academic-practitioner research collaborations is a promising means to address the pressing issue of research impact. Yet current theorising is hampered by a limited appreciation of power in the relationship between research partners. In this study, we explore various types of power and their effects on knowledge co-production in government-funded research collaborations. Drawing on interviews with academics and practitioners working on Australian Research Council Linkage Scheme projects, we initially document the prominence of structural and normative types of power, alongside resource power. We further show that both structural and normative power fail to conf..

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