The Research Methods and Research Practice (RM&RP) strategic interest group (SIG) exists to promote debates – and stimulate innovation – around all aspects of academic research, from its conception through to its execution, the subsequent development of theory and the dissemination of findings and knowledge. The RM&RP SIG seeks to draw understanding about research methods and research practice from all business and management disciplines including Accounting, Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Learning and Development, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behaviour, Strategy, and Systems Management. By sharing novel approaches and advancing knowledge about the usefulness of different methods and the facilitators of – and constraints on – the use of those methods in the research and broader environment, it seeks to enable researchers to improve the design and execution of their research and its dissemination. Good research approaches are indispensable to the asking of important research questions, the development of useful theories and meaningful engagement with broader societies. The RM&RP SIG aims to stimulate debate in a supportive environment in which all levels of academic from doctoral students through to senior professors feel at home. The RM&RP SIG aims to promote understanding across national borders and to draw strength from the diversity of research approaches that exist across Europe and beyond. It seeks to generate continuous debate between conferences through its use of a range of different media including electronic newsletters and a presence on the world wide web.
GT12_00 Research Methods and Research Practice General Track
Management academics’ capability to contribute to the development of knowledge depend on their ability to develop and apply appropriate methods to generate and interpret findings and to consider suitable theories to guide action for the application of that knowledge. The RM&RP track invites papers on all kinds of research methods, analytical techniques, epistemological and ontological approaches and management theories. It also welcomes papers on the future challenges facing researchers including the establishment of trust in their research, gaining access, co-creating knowledge with different stakeholders, working internationally, catering for different audiences and promoting positive impact.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Goal 3: Good health and well-being for people, Goal 4: Quality education, Goal 5: Gender equality, Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Goal 10: Reducing inequalities, Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities, Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production, Goal 15: Life on land, Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
RESEARCH METHODS AND RESEARCH PRACTICE SIG STANDING TRACKS
ST12_01 – Complex, Evolving Ecosystems and Resource Networks
Complex and adaptive ecosystems and networks constitute both the context and the substance of organizational and inter-organizational structures and interactions. To understand the functioning and evolution of these systems and networks we need to identify, categorize and analyze the connections between their key elements, such as the resources they involve and how these are combined and mutually adapt over time. This track addresses these issues through various methods – qualitative, quantitative, simulation (e.g., agent-based modelling), hybrid, mixed – and various perspectives, such as coevolution, ecosystems, systems thinking, the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing view, Actor-Network Theory, the Resource-Based View, Service-Dominant Logic and Servitization.
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities, Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production, Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals