Revisiting impact in the context of workplace research: a review and possible directions

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620715
Title:
Revisiting impact in the context of workplace research: a review and possible directions
Authors:
Wall, Tony; Bellamy, Lawrence; Evans, Vicky; Hopkins, Sandra
Abstract:
The purpose of this paper is to revisit the scholarly impact agenda in the context of work-based and workplace research, and to propose new directions for research and practice. This paper combines a contemporary literature review with case vignettes and reflections from practice to develop more nuanced understandings, and highlight future directions for making sense of impact in the context of work-based learning research approaches. This paper argues that three dimensions to making sense of impact need to be more nuanced in relation to workplace research: (1) that interactional elements of workplace research processes have the potential for discursive pathways to impact, (2) that presence (and perhaps non-action) can act as a pathway to impact, and (3) that the narrative nature of time means there is instability in making sense of impact over time. The paper proposes a number of implications for practitioner-researchers, universities/research organisations, and focus on three key areas: the amplification of research ethics in workplace research, the need for axiological shifts towards sustainability, and the need to explicate axiological orientation in research. This paper offers a contemporary review of the international impact debate in the specific context of work-based and workplace research approaches.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Wall, T., Bellamy, L., Evans, V., and Hopkins, S. (2017-forthcoming) Revisiting impact in the context of workplace research: a review and possible directions. Journal of Work Applied Management, 9(2).
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
Journal of Work Applied Management
Publication Date:
Dec-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620715
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/jwam
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2205-2062
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Work Related Studies

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWall, Tonyen
dc.contributor.authorBellamy, Lawrenceen
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Vickyen
dc.contributor.authorHopkins, Sandraen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-13T14:59:24Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-13T14:59:24Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-
dc.identifier.citationWall, T., Bellamy, L., Evans, V., and Hopkins, S. (2017-forthcoming) Revisiting impact in the context of workplace research: a review and possible directions. Journal of Work Applied Management, 9(2).en
dc.identifier.issn2205-2062-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620715-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to revisit the scholarly impact agenda in the context of work-based and workplace research, and to propose new directions for research and practice. This paper combines a contemporary literature review with case vignettes and reflections from practice to develop more nuanced understandings, and highlight future directions for making sense of impact in the context of work-based learning research approaches. This paper argues that three dimensions to making sense of impact need to be more nuanced in relation to workplace research: (1) that interactional elements of workplace research processes have the potential for discursive pathways to impact, (2) that presence (and perhaps non-action) can act as a pathway to impact, and (3) that the narrative nature of time means there is instability in making sense of impact over time. The paper proposes a number of implications for practitioner-researchers, universities/research organisations, and focus on three key areas: the amplification of research ethics in workplace research, the need for axiological shifts towards sustainability, and the need to explicate axiological orientation in research. This paper offers a contemporary review of the international impact debate in the specific context of work-based and workplace research approaches.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/jwam-
dc.subjectresearchen
dc.subjectresearch methodsen
dc.subjectresearch methodologyen
dc.subjectImpacten
dc.subjectDialogicalen
dc.subjectTemporalityen
dc.subjectreflectionen
dc.subjectreflective learningen
dc.subjectReflective practiceen
dc.subjectreflective writingen
dc.subjectWork based and Integrative Studiesen
dc.subjectwork based learningen
dc.subjectworkplace learningen
dc.titleRevisiting impact in the context of workplace research: a review and possible directionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Work Applied Managementen
dc.date.accepted2017-10-13-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderInternally fundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectQR Grant, Wall, 2016en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
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