Researching Enterprise Development

Action Research on the cooperation between management and labour in Norway

Morten Levin | 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
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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
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Main BIC Subject

KJM: Management & management techniques

Main BISAC Subject

BUS085000: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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