Intersection on theory and practice
Educators in professional or service-related fields want their students to understand why theories are essential and to learn how to apply them in practice. In this seminar, I will draw on two empirical studies that examined Baltimore's economic community development, which illustrate the value of linking theory with real-world experiences in the classroom. Both projects were funded by John Hopkins University internal funds.
The first study aimed to understand the factors that predicted the venture performance of women entrepreneurs in creative industries in Baltimore. The example explores whose knowledge (and what kind of knowledge) influences proposed interventions for community economic development. Too often, it fails to take into account the expertise of within the community. The second example is drawn from a community based participatory mixed methods research project that examined quality of life (safety and wellbeing) in Baltimore's Greektown in collaboration with community leaders. The study reveals how to the theory of "broken windows" can be used to propose interventions that can improve safety, resilience, and health that contributes to community and economic development.
Antigoni Papadimitriou, PhD, is a Visiting Assistant Professor, Farmer School of Business, Miami University Ohio, USA.
Until June 2021, she had a courtesy appointment at Johns Hopkins University, where she previously served as an Assistant Professor. Antigoni has been selected to serve multiple times as a chair for the OB and Leadership tracks for the Eastern Academy of Management. She is also elected chair for the ASHE Council for International Higher Education. Her personal and empirical knowledge of working in various institutions and in different countries (US, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Vietnam) help her to bring these real life experiences effectively to courses and research projects related to responsible leadership. Her preferred theoretical frameworks are rooted in organizational theory, and have used sensemaking, agenda setting, and social learning theories, wherein she utilized mostly mixed methods research designs. She published about university third mission, organizational leadership, quality management and mixed methods research. She served on the editorial faculty board for the Johns Hopkins University Press, while currently she serves as an editorial board member for the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches and the Total Quality Management Journal, as well as the scientific advising board for the Sinergie Italian Journal of Management.
Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 4.00–5.30 p.m. | Online
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