The mission of Business Horizons is to publish research that practitioners can understand to help them change their thoughts and actions. However, this mission remains an elusive ideal for many business school academics as they struggle to overcome the research-practice gap. To help scholars bridge this gap, we present social media as a boundary-spanning technology to be open to connecting with, learning from and working with academics and other stakeholders outside their field. Social media can be used as a boundary-spanning technology to help bridge the research-practice gap. To support this idea, we present a process model of five research activities—networking, framing, investigating, disseminating, and assessing—and describe how social media can make each activity more open. We present a framework of four social media-enabled open academic approaches—connector, observer, promoter, and influencer—and outline some do’s and don’ts for engaging in each approach. We also discuss the potential dark side of openness through social media and offer some coping strategies. As per the mission and scope of Business Horizons, this article aims to help business academics rethink and change their practices so that our profession is more widely regarded for how our research positively impacts business practice and society in general.

The open academic: Why and how business academics should use social media to be more ‘open’ and impactful / Mccarthy, Ian Paul; Bogers, Marcel L. A. M.. - In: BUSINESS HORIZONS. - ISSN 0007-6813. - (In corso di stampa), pp. 1-14. [10.1016/j.bushor.2022.05.001]

The open academic: Why and how business academics should use social media to be more ‘open’ and impactful

Ian P. McCarthy;
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Abstract

The mission of Business Horizons is to publish research that practitioners can understand to help them change their thoughts and actions. However, this mission remains an elusive ideal for many business school academics as they struggle to overcome the research-practice gap. To help scholars bridge this gap, we present social media as a boundary-spanning technology to be open to connecting with, learning from and working with academics and other stakeholders outside their field. Social media can be used as a boundary-spanning technology to help bridge the research-practice gap. To support this idea, we present a process model of five research activities—networking, framing, investigating, disseminating, and assessing—and describe how social media can make each activity more open. We present a framework of four social media-enabled open academic approaches—connector, observer, promoter, and influencer—and outline some do’s and don’ts for engaging in each approach. We also discuss the potential dark side of openness through social media and offer some coping strategies. As per the mission and scope of Business Horizons, this article aims to help business academics rethink and change their practices so that our profession is more widely regarded for how our research positively impacts business practice and society in general.
Engaged scholarship. Social media engagement. Open innovation. Research-practice gap. Responsible research. Open science.
The open academic: Why and how business academics should use social media to be more ‘open’ and impactful / Mccarthy, Ian Paul; Bogers, Marcel L. A. M.. - In: BUSINESS HORIZONS. - ISSN 0007-6813. - (In corso di stampa), pp. 1-14. [10.1016/j.bushor.2022.05.001]
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