Action research for the study of organizations

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    Action research for the study of organizations In common with other forms of qualitative research (Miles and Huberman 1984; Strauss and Corbin 1990; Gummesson 1991; Denzin and Lincoln 1994), action research has become increasingly prominent among researchers involved in the study of organizations as an espoused paradigm used to justify the validity of a range of research outputs. The term is sometimes used rather loosely to cover a variety of approaches. In this chapter we shall use the term to embody research which, broadly, results from an involvement by the researcher with members of an organization over a matter which is of genuine concern to them and in which there is an intent by the organization members to take action based on the intervention.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of organization studies
    EditorsS Clegg, C Hardy, W Nord
    Place of PublicationBeverly Hills
    Number of pages17
    Publication statusPublished - 1996


    • action research
    • organizations


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