Action Research and Organizational Development

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Praeger, 1993 - Business & Economics - 274 pages
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Action Research and Organizational Development describes a process of change that encourages research and consulting skills. In this process, research data about an organization or culture is systematically collected to develop an understanding of the needs, issues and problems. The information provides the impetus for focusing the change and making discoveries. This work describes the characteristics of the action research process and the procedure for its implementation. This particular type of applied social research differs from other varieties in the immediacy of the researcher's involvement and collaboration in each stage of researching, focusing, and implementing. The work describes the continuous process of research and learning in relation to the researcher's long-term relationship with a problem or issue. This book is relevant for all those who share the goal of positive change within the organization.

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Contents

A DEFINITION OF ACTION RESEARCH
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THE EARLY HISTORY OF ACTION RESEARCH
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THE EMERGING ACTION SCIENCES
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About the author (1993)

BARTON CUNNINGHAM is a Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada.

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