Engaged scholarship: questioning relevance and impact in contemporary entrepreneurship/small and medium-sized enterprise research

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The aim of this Special Issue is to make a significant contribution to understanding the theory and practice of engaged scholarship; by engaged scholarship we mean ‘collaborative form of inquiry in which academics and practitioners leverage their different perspectives and competencies to coproduce knowledge about a complex problem or phenomenon that exists under conditions of uncertainty found in the world’. Such a definition draws attention towards the co-constructed nature of knowledge which has relevance by creating space for interaction between the academic and practitioner, creating the opportunity for knowledge and understanding to be co-created and enacted into practice. This space facilitates the ability to question one another and gain mutual understanding by directly bringing together methods of inquiry and practice.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-367
JournalInternational Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship
Issue number4
Early online date31 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018