Engaged Scholar(ship) in purchasing and supply management (PSM): Creative tension or squeezed in the middle?
Journal article, 2019

Purchasing and supply management research influences practice through the advancement of knowledge and theoretical principles and is positioned as an academic discipline. For the individual researcher, it calls for skills and experience that can be associated with engaged scholarship. This paper explores tensions inherent in engaged scholarship, that arise during the quest to interact closely with professionals to ensure relevance and impact while living up to research quality criteria. The paper concludes that the individual researcher in a field such as PSM is easily left with guidelines that point in multiple directions regarding personal achievement and institutional merits.

Concept mapping


Research design

Engaged scholarship

Purchasing and supply management


Jenny Backstrand

Jönköping University

Arni Halldorsson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management

1478-4092 (ISSN)

Vol. 25 4 100557

Subject Categories

Business Administration

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified



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