Interesting problems and interesting research: A path to effective exchanges between managers and scholars Academic Article uri icon


  • Understanding how organizations operate and finding ways to improve organizations are of central importance to managers and to scholars that study business. We believe that greater synergy can be developed between these two groups. In particular, we suggest that collaborating on issues that both groups view as interesting can provide a motivating and stimulating setting for finding ways to improve organizations. We also offer two series of specific recommendations: one for managers and one for scholars. These recommendations are intended to make each side's goals more salient to the other and to help each side become a more valued resource for the other. 2007 Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Ireland, R. D., & Ketchen, D.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Ireland, R Duane||Ketchen, David J Jr

publication date

  • January 2008