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Beyond Managing Research Partnerships: Partnered Research as an Integrated Methodological Approach

  • Silvia Bonaccio (a1), Catherine E. Connelly (a2), Sandra L. Fisher (a3), Ian R. Gellatly (a4), Monique A. M. Gignac (a5) and Arif Jetha (a5)...


Lapierre et al. (2018) provide a compelling set of reasons why conducting research in organizational settings should include investing time and energy to foster and promote enhanced relationships with organizational stakeholders. We agree that managing research partnerships carefully is paramount to creating the conditions necessary to implement rigorous methodology and collect the data needed to test theory-based hypotheses. However, we believe that Lapierre et al.’s argument should be taken further.


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Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Silvia Bonaccio, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. E-mail:


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The authors wish to acknowledge a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (#895-2013-1021).



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