Learning to become an Engaged Scholar

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11 Jun 2018

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Cambridge Judge Business School

Trumpington St



United Kingdom


This lecture provides a timely opportunity to reflect on and share Professor Emeritus Andrew H Van de Ven’s personal experiences of engaged scholarship. He will discuss the theory and methods for doing so in his book, Engaged Scholarship (Oxford University Press, 2007).

The purpose of his talk is NOT to suggest how to become an engaged scholar; instead, it is to share some personal reflections (both good and bad) on his 45-year career of trying to become an engaged scholar.

About the speaker

Andrew H. Van de Ven is Professor Emeritus in the Carlson School of the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1972, and taught at Kent State University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before that. He teaches courses on the management of innovation and change, organisational behaviour and engaged scholarship research methods.

Professor Van de Ven’s books and journal articles over the years have dealt with the Nominal Group Technique, organisation design and assessment, inter-organisational relationships, organisational innovation and change and engaged scholarship research methods. Professor Van de Ven has been studying changes unfolding in health care organisations and industry.

During the 1980s, he directed the Minnesota Innovation Research Program in which 30 faculty and doctoral students tracked fourteen different kinds of innovations from concept to implementation.

He is co-author of 13 books, including: The Innovation Journey (1999, 2008), Organization Change and Innovation Processes (2000), Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation (2004), and Engaged Scholarship (2007), which won the 2008 Terry best book award from the Academy of Management. During 2000-2001 Van de Ven was President of the Academy of Management.