Development Coalitions in Working Life

The ‘Enterprise Development 2000’ Program in Norway

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| Work Research Institute, Oslo
| Work Research Institute, Oslo
| Work Research Institute, Oslo
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While the need to utilise knowledge from social research in processes of development in working life is growing, there is also a growing recognition of the problems posed by this utilisation. As the belief in universal reason and general theory about topics like work organization and leadership has faded, research has to find a place as a local development actor. As such it is part of broad groups of actors, or development coalitions, as they are called in this book. Each coalition acquires unique characteristics and demands unique contributions from participating researchers. At the same time there is still a need for generalisable knowledge since all local processes are linked to global ones. Using an ongoing research-supported development program in Norwegian working life as the basis, this book explores the issues and problems associated with a new role for research as a mediator, not between general theory and local application, but between local workplace actors and global trends. The program in case encompasses a substantial number of enterprises — many of them organized in networks — and more than 50 researchers organized in seven groups, or modules.
[Dialogues on Work and Innovation, 6]  1998.  xi, 153 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Ottar Henriksen
ix
Chapter I: Enterprise Development 2000: A program for distributive and interactive learning
Bjørn Gustavsen
1
Chapter II: Mentor leadership and theory building in practice
Harald Knudsen
23
Chapter III: Corporate efficiency and employee participation
Tom Colbjørnsen
35
Chapter IV: Organization development through development organization
Øyvind Pålshaugen
55
Chapter V: Developing the fish processing industry
Bergur E. Ágústsson
77
Chapter VI: Integrating engeneering and social science knowledge in participative enterprise development
Morten Levin
93
Chapter VII: Networking to learn in Nordwest Forum: Optimizing the learning cycle of a regional network organization through action research
Jon Hanssen-Bauer
113
Chapter VIII: Enterprise development in networks
Tor Claussen
133
Chapter IX: Concluding Remaks
Bjørn Gustavsen
145
About the authors
151
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Subjects
BIC Subject: KJM – Management & management techniques
BISAC Subject: BUS085000 – BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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