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Reducing the distance between thinkers and doers in the entrepreneurial discovery process: An exploratory study

Reducing the distance between thinkers and doers in the entrepreneurial discovery process: An exploratory study

Researchers suggest that the gap among thinkers and doers explains why the modern research system in the field of management has not yet reached its full potential. Scholars and institutions, who are participating to improve the effectiveness of policy-making, become more and more willing to use participatory, action research and experience-based methodologies. Santini et al. (2016) published a paper called “Reducing the distance between thinkers and doers in the entrepreneurial discovery process: An exploratory study” regarding this topic.

Participatory, action research and experience-based methodologies

The methods used for this work were participatory and experience-based. The study highlights reflections on how to minimize the thinkers and doers gap. The report details the work of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission-Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) of the European Commission in the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace in Greece by discussing their support for the implementation of the Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3). The Region of Central Macedonia acts as a partner in the ONLINE S3 consortia. Overall, we expect to contribute to reducing the gap between thinkers and doers with our anticipated platform.

Keywords: Participatory research methods; Action research; Smart Specialisation; Entrepreneurial discovery process; Thinkers–doers gap

For more information on this topic, use the following link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296315004890

Reference

Santini, C., Marinelli, E., Boden, M., Cavicchi, A., Haegeman, K. (2016) ‘Reducing the Distance Between Thinkers and Doers in the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process: An Exploratory Study’. Journal of Business Research, 69(5), 1840-1844.

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