Jean M. Bartunek
Robert A and Evelyn J Ferris chair
Professor of Management and Organization
Carroll School of Management
Boston College
(617) 552-0455

Related Research Interests

Since the late 1980s I have been particularly interested in relationships between academics and practitioners.  My interest in such relationships, in their contents and processes, has expanded over time.  This interest and its expansion through the years are indicated in my co-development of insider/outsider team research (Bartunek & Louis, 1996; Albert & Bartunek, 2016) and several studies in which this approach has been implemented, my work with Sara Rynes and others on knowledge transfer between academics and practitioners (Rynes, Bartunek & Daft, 2001) how implications for practice in scholarly articles are written (Bartunek & Rynes, 2010) and how academics and practitioners are both alike and unlike (Bartunek & Rynes, 2014; Crosina & Bartunek, 2017). This interest is also reflected in my development of a “relational scholarship of integration” (Bartunek, 2007), in my work on translating academic articles for practitioner settings (Ren & Bartunek 2020). Finally, it is reflected in my edited book with Jane McKenzie on Academic-Practitioner Relationships, and in my work on the impact of scholarship on practice (Macintosh et al., 2017; Macintosh, Mason, Beech & Bartunek, 2022.

Related Publications

  • Albert, S., & Bartunek, J. M. 2017. Composing a musical score for academic-practitioner
    collaborative research. In A. Langley & H. Tsoukas (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Process
    Organization Studies: 286-302. Los Angeles: Sage.
  • Bartunek, J. M.  2007. Academic-practitioner collaboration need not require joint or relevant
    research:  towards a relational scholarship of integration. Academy of Management Journal,
    50, 1323-1333.
  • Bartunek, J. M.  2008. Insider/Outsider team research:  The development of the approach
    and its meanings. In A. B. Shani, N. Adler, S. A. Mohrman, W. A. Pasmore, & B. Stymne
    (Eds.), Handbook of collaborative management research (pp. 73 – 91). Thousand Oaks:
  • Bartunek, J M., & Louis, M. R. 1996. Insider/outsider team research. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Bartunek, J. M., & McKenzie, J. (Eds.) 2018. Academic – Practitioner Relationships:
    Developments, Complexities, and Opportunities. London: Routledge.
  • Bartunek, J. M., & Rynes, S. L.  2010. The construction and contribution of implications for
    practice: What’s in them and what might they offer? Academy of Management Learning and
    Education, 9: 100 – 117.
  • Bartunek, J. M. & Rynes, S. L. 2014. Academics and practitioners are alike and unlike: The
    paradoxes of academic-practitioner relationships, Journal of Management, 40: 1181 – 1201.
  • Bartunek, J. M., & Schein, E. H.  2011. Organization Development Scholar Practitioners:
    Between Scholarship and Practice. In  S. A. Mohrman & E. E. Lawler (Eds), Useful
    Research: Advancing Theory and Practice: 233 – 250. San Francisco: Berrett Koehler.
  • Bartunek, J. M., Walsh, K., & Lacey, C. A. 2000. Dynamics and dilemmas of women leading
    women. Organization Science, 11: 589-610.
  • Bartunek, J. M., & Woodman, R. 2011. The spirits of organization development, Or why OD
    lives despite its pronounced death. In K. Cameron & G. Spreitzer (Eds), Handbook of
    Positive Organizational Scholarship, p. 727-736.  New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Crosina, E., & Bartunek, J. M. 2017. The paradoxical mystery of the missing differences
    between academics and practitioners. In M. Lewis, W.K. Smith, P. Jarzabkowski & A.
    Langley, The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox, 472- 489. New York: Oxford.
  • Gersick, C., Bartunek, J., & Dutton, J. 2000 Learning from Academia: The importance of
    relationships in professional life. Academy of Management Journal, 43: 1026-1044.
  • Macintosh, R., Beech, N., Bartunek, J. M., Mason, K., Cooke, B., & Denyer, D. 2017.
    Impact and management research: exploring relationships between temporality, dialogue,
    reflexivity and praxis. British Journal of Management, 28: 3 – 13.
  • Rynes, S., Bartunek, J., & Daft, R. 2001. Across the Great Divide: Knowledge Creation and
    Transfer between Practitioners and Academics. Academy of Management Journal, 44: 340 –
  • Ren, I. Y., & Bartunek, J. M. 2020. Creating standards for responsible translation of
    management research for practitioners. In O. Laasch, R. Suddaby, R. E. Freeman & D.
    Jamali (Eds): Research Handbook of Responsible Management, pp. 729- 744. Cheltenham,
    England: Edward Elgar.
  • MacIntosh, R., Mason, K., Beech, N., & Bartunek, J. M. (2021). Delivering Impact in
    Management Research: When Does it Really Happen? London: Routledge.