Action Research in Organisations by Jean McniffAction Research in Organisations by Jean Mcniff

Action Research in Organisations

byJean McniffEditorJean Mcniff

Paperback | January 29, 2001

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The current orthodoxy is that 'knowledge' is the most powerful resource for organisational success. So how can managers develop the appropriate knowledge base to make their organisations grow? The answer lies in action research. Action research is increasingly perceived and used as a powerful methodology to promote professional awareness and development. However, there are very few texts that demonstrate how this can be utilised to promote management and organisational improvement or that emphasise the reflective nature of improving professionalism.Action Research in Organisationsfills this gap. Aimed at both practising managers and university students alike, key features of this title include:
* the location of management and organisational theory within a framework * examination of the principles and practice of action research
* real-world examples and case studies of people attempting to improve their own situations through action research.
Title:Action Research in OrganisationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:January 29, 2001Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415220130

ISBN - 13:9780415220132


Table of Contents

IntroductionPart 1: What is the Nature of Organisational Knowledge?1. Learning Organisations and the Responsibility of Managers 2. Learning Organisations as Good Societies 3. Action Research, Power and ControlPart 2: How is Organisational Knowledge Acquired?4. Doing Research 5. Empirical Research 6. The Interpretive Research Paradigm 7. The Critical Theoretic Research Paradigm 8. Action ResearchPart 3: How is Organisational Knowledge put to Use?9. Action Research in Organisations 10. New Theories of OrganisationPart 4: What are the Implications for Living Theories of Organisation as Generative Transformational Processes?11. What Should be the Focus of Management Education? 12. My Epistemology of Practice of the Superintendency 13. How One School is Fulfilling the Vision of Peter Senge's 'Learning Organization'