Action Research

From practice to writing in an international action research development program

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| Cornell University, Ithaca
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Supported bilaterally by Sweden and Norway, the Scandinavian Action Research Development Program (ACRES — Action Research in Scandinavia) emphasized conceptualizing research questions and self-conscious writing processes for experienced action researchers. Participants came from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Great Britain, and the United States.
A learning experiment in the tradition of Scandinavian industrial democracy, ACRES had both intellectual and organizational tensions common to action research projects. This book includes theoretical and historical overviews of action research, reflections on the writing process, narratives about the design and difficult internal processes of ACRES, and a selection of the participants’ writings. A particularly unique feature of the book is the discussion of the problematic relationship between action research and conventional modes of research writing and an analysis of the complex social processes collaboratively managed projects create, in combination with a set of participant cases.
[Dialogues on Work and Innovation, 8]  1999.  x, 283 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Part I: ACRES and Action Research
1. On the Design of the ACRES program
Hans van Beinum
3
2. Action Research Paradigms
Morten Levin
25
3. Research in ACRES
Claude Faucheux
39
4. Organizational Processes in ACRES
René van der Vlist
55
5. The Rhetoric of Action Research: Writing in the ACRES Program
Davydd J. Greenwood
91
6. The Rhetoric of Action Research: Views from ACRES Participants
Siv Friis, John Puckett, Øystein Spjelkavik and Agneta Hansson
99
Part II: Case Studies
7. Applied Reasearch or Action Research? Different or Complementary Methods
Øystein Spjelkavik
117
8. Linking Social Science Working Life Research and work Reform: A Role for Universities
Kjell Eriksson
131
9. The Action Research Tradition in the United States: Toward a Strategy for Revitalizing the Social Sciences, the University, and the Americal City
John Puckett and Ira Harkavy
147
10. Bottom-up Organizational Change: The Segerström Case
Bertil Olsson
169
11. Setting the Scene for Effection Dialogue Between Men and Women at Work
Ingrid Ljungberg van Beinum
181
12. Do We Need a Gender Perspective in Action research on Work Organizations?
Agneta Hansson
205
13. Learning to Learn: Participatory Action Research in Public Schools
Ann Martin
223
14. How About a Dialogue? The Communicative Parspective Meets the Socioeclological Perspective
Henrik Dons Finsrud
239
References
259
Subject Index
273
Name Index
279
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Subjects
BIC Subject: KJM – Management & management techniques
BISAC Subject: BUS085000 – BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
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