Practitioners and researchers as alienated lovers in management and governance: A new journal to the rescue!

Jurgen Willems*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In the field of management and governance, researchers and practitioners go hand in hand in terms of topical interests and they can benefit from regular thought exchanges and various concrete collaborations. However, an increased alienation between the interests of researchers and practitioners can be observed in terms of different career incentives, organizational targets, and institutional cultures. The goal of this editorial article is (i) to pinpoint symptoms of this alienation between researchers and practitioners, and (ii) to highlight the need for a forum where high-quality research can be made accessible to practitioner audiences. As an editorial article, this article marks the launch of a new journal—Public Management and Governance Review—which aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to interact, reflect, and elaborate in a robust and scientific but also broadly accessible way on various challenges in the field of public management and governance.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Management and Governance Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2024

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 502031 Public management
  • 211903 Science of management


  • Researcher-practitioner exchange
  • third mission
  • new journal
  • open access
  • public management
  • public governance

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