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Improving Collaboration and Innovation between Commerce and Business Researchers

James Guthrie - Business Innovation, Policy

In February 2017, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand called for stronger collaboration between businesses and universities to ensure the research is relevant to the challenges which face industry and the public sector.  James Guthrie, Head of Academic Relations, engages with accounting academics and stakeholders in the Australian higher education system and shares his thoughts on promoting partnerships between business schools and the real world.

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Governance of the Smart Mobility Transition – An Agenda for Researchers and Practitioners

Louise Reardon and Greg Marsden - Policy

Louise Reardon and Greg Marsden, editors of ‘Governance of the Smart Mobility Transition’, have looked at the real world impact of  ‘smart’ technology in vehicles and how this could provide mobility solutions.  With more recent advances in this technology, is the potential impact that these changes could bring being given enough focus?

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The impact of business research

Chatura Ranaweera - Business Innovation

Chatura Ranaweera is Associate Professor of Marketing at Lazaridis School of Business.  His main area of research is service and relationship marketing and his background includes a PhD (Cambridge University), MEngM (George Washington University) and a BSc (University of Moratuwa).  Here he discusses the need for research to have a real world impact on business practice and what needs to be done to bridge the gap and implement this change.

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Why feminism still matters (for criminology and everyone else for that matter!)

Professor Sandra Walklate and Kate Fitz-Gibbon - Crime, Equality

Professor Sandra Walklate, Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool and Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University, Australia are two editors of a brand new book series – Emerald Studies in Criminology, Feminism and Social Change, and have written this blog to explain the continuing importance of feminist perspectives in Criminology.

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We need an academic revolution

Nicholas Maxwell - Education

Nicholas Maxwell has taught philosophy at University College London for almost 30 years, and has devoted much of his working life to emphasize the need for a revolution in academic inquiry, so that the basic aim becomes not just to acquire knowledge, but to seek and promote social wisdom.

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Celebrating Pathways to Impact

Stephen Kemp

Stephen Kemp, an independent consultant providing advice and training to universities and researchers to help them win research funding and boost the impact of their research, shares his thoughts on ‘Pathways to Impact’ and the importance of embracing impact focus. Stephen’s background includes a PhD and postdoctoral research in chemistry and positions as an EPSRC portfolio manager, university funding development manager and university impact manager.

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The ‘who’ in Impact

Harriet Barker

Harriet Barker has a strong understanding of impact from different institutional and disciplinary perspectives thanks to her career in varying sectors of research.  Here, she shares her thoughts on the ‘who’ in impact, encouraging us to think about who has the power to implement research in order to benefit the real world.

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Stakeholder causal scope to bridge the industry – academia collaboration gap

Dr. Riad Shams - Education

Analyzing the cause and consequence of stakeholder relationships and interactions is key to unlocking the potentials of bridging the industry – academia research collaboration gap, says Dr. Riad Shams, Senior Research Fellow, Ural Federal University, Russia.

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The Results are In!

We kicked off 2018 by asking what impact resolutions all of us could make to improve the level of real world impact made from research and now the results are in!

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Integrating Real World Impacts to enact meta-Real World Impact

Kathryn Hardwick Franco - Environment

Climate change is increasingly having a direct impact on those in rural areas who rely on the climate for their income and livelihoods. Will high-polluting countries accept these peoples as climate change refugees? Kathryn Hardwick Franco, Doctor of Education Candidate Flinders University, shares her thoughts on how research on the impact of climate change on rural communities can be used to make real world changes.

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