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?
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Markus A. Höllerer
UNSW Business School, Australia
Global Education Editor
President of Global Publishing
WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
King’s College London,
Bayes Business School, City, University of London, United Kingdom