Sub-Plenary 1-4

New Directions for Scholarly Impact

When:  Thursday, July 7, 2022, 16:00–17:30 CEST
Where: WU Vienna {building/room: tba}

This sub-plenary engages participants in a debate about expanding forms of scholarly impact – by which we mean the impact of our scholarship on various stakeholders. We will discuss the opening of new avenues for making organizational research impactful (and meaningful) within and beyond academia. Our ambition is to stimulate reflection around multiple frontiers for scholarly impact so that we, as a scholarly community, are well equipped to shape the evolution of scholarly impact in our field. Such an endeavor calls for a dialogue with intermediary actors, such as university managers, accreditation bodies, and ranking agencies.
 
For instance, Financial Times asked respondents in its latest FT50 review questionnaire about which ‘impact’ scholars have or ought to have. Universities and business schools are also positioning themselves in this expanding arena of scholarly impact given that only few scholars manage to be excellent teachers, researchers, and impactful players in society all at once.
 
Will the development lead to divergent career tracks, a more complex career progression, or a dilution of the academic profession?

ORGANIZER:

Eva Boxenbaum

Professor
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

ORGANIZER:

Markus A. Höllerer

Professor
UNSW Business School, Australia

Panelist:

Roy Green

Emeritus Professor &
Special Innovation Advisor
UTS, Australia

Panelist:

Andrew Jack

Global Education Editor
Financial Times


Panelist:

Ziyad Marar

President of Global Publishing
SAGE Publications,
United Kingdom


Panelist:

Renate Meyer

Professor
WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

 

Panelist:

Juliane Reinecke

Professor
King’s College London,
United Kingdom