Practising and knowing management: A dialogic perspective

Robert MacIntosh, Nic Beech, Elena Antonacopoulou, David Sims

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    This article develops a dialogic perspective on practising and knowing management. It builds on prior work which has considered the nature of management research as well as the relationship between those who research organizations and those that manage them. The article argues that practising and knowing are co-constitutive, dialogic processes and that viewing the process in this way helps move beyond views of knowledge production and consumption which centre on translation between communities. The article sheds new light on the nature of research relationships by presenting two ways of mapping the dynamics of these relationships in terms of dialogue.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)373-383
    Number of pages11
    JournalManagement Learning
    Issue number4
    Early online date5 Jul 2012
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2012


    • Dialogue
    • knowing
    • management research
    • practice
    • relevance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management of Technology and Innovation
    • Strategy and Management
    • Decision Sciences(all)


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