Collaborative Research in Organizations: Foundations for Learning, Change, and Theoretical Development

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SAGE, 2004 - Business & Economics - 383 pages
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Collaborative Research in Organizations 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.

Collaborative Research in Organizations is organized in four sections. Part I, Framing the Challenge, provides grounding in the historical context, the emergent need, and the challenges of working in the borderland between academy and industry. Part II, Lenses and Mechanisms, presents a range of collaborative research approaches, concepts, frameworks, and mechanisms, positioning collaborative research as something other than one of many qualitative approaches. Part III, Illustrations, are intended to provide specific examples of collaborative research projects in a variety of companies and industries that show how collaborative research is realized. Part IV, Lessons, highlights the common denominators between the different studies, addresses some of the critiques of collaborative research, and identifies critical challenges for future inquiry.

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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 Behaviour and Change at California Polytechnic University, USA, a Senior Research Fellow at the FENIX Centre and an Adjunct Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. His most recent work has focused on the theoretical and application of collaborative research in organizations, creating sustainable work systems, creating the learning organization and, action research methodologies in the pursuit of actionable knowledge creation. He is the co-author or book co-editor of Collaborative Research in Organizations: Foundations for Learning (SAGE,2004) , Change and Theoretical Development; Learning by Design (Blackwell, 2003); Creating Sustainable work Systems: Emerging Perspectives and Practice (Routledge, 2003); Behavior in Organizations: An Experiential Approach, 8e (McGraw-Hill-Irwin, 2004); and Parallel Learning Structures: Creating Innovations in Bureaucracies (AW, 1990).

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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