About

This website, Practice-Theory Connection (http://practicetheoryconnection.com), was set up in August 2015 after the “Crossing the Theory-Practice Chasm” PDW at the 2015 AOM meeting in Vancouver. The purpose of this website is to address the practice-theory chasm in business research and business practice.

This website is used to help communication flow between practitioners and scholars (bi-directional), provide resources for improving the communication, and be a platform for suggestions and implementing new ideas to improve such communication and knowledge transfer.

[ theory informing practice and practice informing theory ]

Additional communication for the Practice-Theory Connection can be found in the following locations:

  • Slack page — used for real-time team communication, exchanging ideas, and keeping a record of ideas discussed online amongst individuals around the world
  • Facebook page — used for conveying general info / announcements, and connecting with individuals (social media)
  • Google Plus page — used for conveying general info / announcements, and connecting with individuals (social media)
  • Linkedin page  — used for conveying general info / announcements, and connecting with individuals (social media)

The website is curated by the Practitioner-Scholar Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division of the AOM.

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The current Practitioner-Scholar committee members are (shown in alphabetical order):

daltounian David Altounian
St. Edwards University
(Austin, Texas, USA)
mbegelfer Michael Begelfer
University of Missouri – Kansas City
(Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
bgemmell Bob Gemmell
Georgia Tech
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
tmierzwa Tom Mierzwa
University of Maryland
(College Park, Maryland, USA)
jmueller John Mueller (CHAIR)
St. Edward’s University
(Austin, Texas, USA)
gsafarti Gilberto Sarfati
Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo
(São Paulo, Brazil)
Ronda Smith
Ball State University
(Muncie, Indiana, USA)
rzolin Roxanne Zolin
Australian Institute of Business
(Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)

 

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* The logo for the Practitioner-Scholars committee was designed by Gabe Gatchalian, a designer and member of the team at the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at California State University, Fresno.  His passion for graphic design and entrepreneurship has led him to establish his own clothing line, which has helped get his foot into the door of the street wear industry. During his free time, he designs for Thinkwalkers Inc., a design firm located in sunny San Diego, CA. He loves gaming and the occasional Saturday morning cartoon.  Gabe is a graduate of California State University, Fresno.