The scholarship of management teaching and learning has established itself as a field in its own right, and this benchmark Handbook is the first to provide an account of the discipline. Original chapters from leading international academics identify the key issues and map out where the discipline is going. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the given topic area, highlights current debate, and reviews the emerging research agenda.

The Research-Teaching Nexus: Tensions and Opportunities1

The research-teaching nexus: Tensions and opportunities1


To deny that there is a tension between research and teaching activities and demands at most management education institutions would be disingenuous. But it would be equally disingenuous to deny the productive synergies and reciprocities between knowledge creation, dissemination and application. Scholarship and education are the twin pillars that serve as the foundation of most academic management education institutions. Yet there are two trends prevalent in the more prestigious research universities: that excellence in scholarship and education are both critical to faculty selection and promotability, and that one of these pillars (research) is more strongly encouraged and rewarded than the other, exacerbating the tension and impeding the realization of effective institutional balance. This chapter ...

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