Action research for management research

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    Abstract

    Action research has become increasingly prominent among management researchers as an espoused paradigm used to justify the validity of a range of research outputs. In this paper we introduce and discuss 12 contentions which, we argue, justify an action research project as quality research. The contentions are presented through a discussion of a number of important issues: generality and theory generation, the type of theory development appropriate to action research, the pragmatic focus of action research, designing action research and validity of action research.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages75-86
    Number of pages12
    JournalBritish Journal of Management
    Volume7
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996

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    In: British Journal of Management, Vol. 7, No. 1, 03.1996, p. 75-86.

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