Primal’s research is inherently interdisciplinary. However, interdisciplinarity places high demands on individual researchers and research teams. Differences in the philosophical, methodological and research methods traditions associated with specific fields provide an opportunity for creative dialogue and academic discovery, but also, potential barriers to effective collaborative work.
However, the nature of the main research themes developed within Primal requires interdisciplinary dialogue and debate with a view to the development of multi-disciplinary research practice. For this project, in order to enable the development of interdisciplinary research, a series of dialogical arenas will be designed with a view to facilitating research methodology and methods knowledge exchange. A central aim is to identify the mechanisms, tools and skill sets necessary for effective interdisciplinary research. A core team of researchers will act as interdisciplinary research facilitators so that they can first, act as enablers for dialogue and research collaboration within Primal, and secondly, provide expertise to groups outside of Primal, wishing to develop interdisciplinary research.
The specific research projects are grouped into four areas :
> Corporate Social Responsability and Social Accountability
> Social Justice and Management
> Managerial Relationships with society
> Democracy and Public Management