Collaborative research in organizations: foundations for learning, change, and theoretical development

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Collaborative Research in Organizations: Foundations for Learning, Change, and Theoretical Development leverages and sustains the role of management research while increasing the theoretical development of complex organizational and management issues. The true partnership ideal and emergent inquiry process make collaborative research complex and difficult to organize, lead, and manage. This book addresses these needs by revisiting traditional research ideals.

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Contents

FRAMING THE CHALLENGE
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Researching Our Way to Economic Decline
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Traveling in the Borderland of Academy and Industry
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Niclas Adler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden and, Director of the Fenix Program. He is a former Executive Director of the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and board member in seven technology-based and venture capital companies. His most recent work has focused on business creation and renewal in established structures, alternative approaches in organizing complex product development and, action research methodologies in the pursuit of actionable knowledge creation. He is the author of numerous journal articles.

A.B. (Rami) Shani, Ph.D., Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change at California Polytechnic University, USA and a Visiting Research Professor at the FENIX Program, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. His most recent work has focused on creating sustainable work systems, creating the learning organization and, action research methodologies in the pursuit of actionable knowledge creation. He is author and co-author of three texts; Shani, A.B. (Rami) & Docherty, P., Learning by Design, Blackwell Publications (in press), Docherty, P., Forslin, J., & Shani A.B. (Rami), (eds.), Creating Sustainable work Systems: Emerging Perspectives and Practice, Routledge, 2002.; Shani, A.B. (Rami) & Lau J.B., Behavior in Organizations: An Experiential Approach, (Seventh edition), Irwin Publications; Homewood, IL., 2000.; Bushe, G. & Shani, A.B. (Rami), Parallel Learning Structures: Creating Innovations in Bureaucracies," Addison-Wesley Publishing Company; Reading, Mass., 1991, 1994. --Book revision in progress.

Alexander Styhre, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Department of Project Management and Research Program Director at the Fenix Research Program, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. His research interest is focused on knowledge-intensive organizations and strategic human resource management practices. Styhre is widely published in refereed journals .

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