Researching Enterprise Development

Action Research on the cooperation between management and labour in Norway

| The Norwegian University of Science & Technology
ISBN 9789027217844 (Eur) | EUR 72.00
ISBN 9781588113344 (USA) | USD 108.00
ISBN 9789027296955 | EUR 72.00 | USD 108.00
Researching Enterprise Development is written by the key researchers of a large Norwegian Action Research program on enterprise development (Enterprise Development 2000). This book tells the stories of how the seven participating modules were developed, created and sustained as Action Research activities. Based on these stories, reflection on a broader analysis of core issues of the program are given on the following topics:
  • the processes within the program and changing models for leadership
  • how research groups become proficient as action researchers
  • local research as networking with the regional business community
  • enhancing the innovation capacity of participating companies
  • participation and democratic processes in enterprise development
The reflections and stories provide detailed accounts of how this Action Reseach program was developed and ample ideas on how Action Research modules can be implemented for other enterprise development projects.

The book is preceded by Work Organisation and Europe as a Development Coalition (edited by Richard Ennals and Bjorn Gustavsen, 1999), and the results of the ED 2000 project are explained in Creating Connectedness (edited by Bjorn Gustavsen, Hakon Finne and Bo Oscarsson, 2001).

[Dialogues on Work and Innovation, 14]  2002.  viii, 267 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
1. Researchers on research
Morten Levin
Part I. The emergent research program: Stories of research — learning from diverse experiences
Morten Levin
2. Creating a framework for enterprise R&D
Bjørn Gustavsen
3. Developing development organizations
Øyvind Pålshaugen
4. Filling the knowledge gap
Harald Knudsen and Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen
5. Enterprise development in Norwegian fishing industry
Jarle Løvland and Lene Foss
6. Fragile coalitions
Eivind Falkum
7. Networking industrial development
Tor Claussen and Henrik Kvadsheim
8. The action learning processes of the Nordvest forum coalition
Jon Hanssen-Bauer and Håkon Raabe
9. Integrating the disintegrated
Morten Levin, Ida Munkeby and Johan E. Ravn
Part II. Insights: Researchers’ collaborative reflections on ED2000
Morten Levin
10. The changing program: Controversies and cooperation
Morten Levin and Jarle Løvland
11. Creating new research practices
Lene Foss, Henrik Kvadsheim and Johan E. Ravn
12. Networking as an action research practice
Lene Foss, Henrik Kvadsheim and Johan E. Ravn
13. Enhancing innovations: A core issue of ED2000
Morten Levin
14. Democracy, participation and communicative change: When democracy becomes a means and not an end
Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen and Tor Claussen
15. Epilogue. Research on enterprise development: Lessons learned
Tor Claussen, Lene Foss, Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen, Henrik Kvadsheim, Morten Levin, Jarle Løvland and Johan E. Ravn
About the authors
Name index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: KJM – Management & management techniques
BISAC Subject: BUS085000 – BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2002034216 | Marc record