Action Research in Organisations

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Psychology Press, 2000 - 331 páginas

The current orthodoxy is that 'knowledge' is the most powerful resource for organisational success. So how can managers develop the appropriate knowledge base to make their organisations grow? The answer lies in action research. Action research is increasingly perceived and used as a powerful methodology to promote professional awareness and development. However, there are very few texts that demonstrate how this can be utilised to promote management and organisational improvement or that emphasise the reflective nature of improving professionalism. Action Research in Organisations fills this gap. Aimed at both practising managers and university students alike, key features of this title include:
* the location of management and organisational theory within a framework * examination of the principles and practice of action research
* real-world examples and case studies of people attempting to improve their own situations through action research.

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Introduction
1
New theories of discourse
9
Management learning
16
Why am I writing this book and why are you reading it?
22
PART I
33
Learning about learning
60
Learning organisations as good societies
67
Journeyman
89
Rehabilitating sexual offenders in religious communities
154
Interpretive research
160
Understanding my work as a group leader in employment
173
Courage to risk courage to be free
192
Action research
200
PART III
219
PART IV
257
What should be the focus of management education?
272

Action research power and control
95
a story of intentional
115
PART II
125
Empirical research
142
How one school is fulfilling the vision of Peter Senges
285
References
302
Index
323
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