SAGE FUNDAMENTALS OF APPLIED RESEARCH
The SAGE Fundamentals of Applied Research (FAR) series brings together the essential and forward thinking articles on doing research in applied contexts with or for specific groups from the foremost publications and edited by established names in the field. Volumes showcase methodological innovations, key debates, and maintain a focus on the professional/applied context of the research and on the methodological and practical implications of doing research within institutional and socio-cultural contexts of such research. The series includes historically seminal pieces alongside the very best pieces from the last few years that express the ‘cutting edge’ in the field.
About the Author
David Coghlan is Professor Emeritus and Fellow Emeritus at the Trinity Business School. University of Dublin, of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He specializes in organization development and action research and is active in both communities internationally. He has published over 160 articles and book chapters. His book, Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization (SAGE) has been through four editions with a fifth one in progress. He is co-editor of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research (2014). Recent co-authored books include Collaborative Strategic Improvement through Network Action Learning (Edward Elgar, 2011) and Organizational Change and Strategy (2nd ed. Routledge, 2016). He is currently on the editorial boards of: Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Action Research, Action Learning: Research and Practice, Systemic Practice and Action Research, The OD Practitioner among others.
Abraham B. (Rami) Shani is Professor of Management at the Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic University and Visiting International Professor at the School of Management, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. His research interests include organizational change and development, collaborative research methodologies, learning in and by organizations, sustainability and sustainable effectiveness. Rami is author, co-author or co-editor of 33 books and over 160 articles and chapters. He is co-editor of The Handbook of Collaborative Management Research (SAGE, 2008) and of the annual series, Research in Organization Change and Development, volumes 17-26 (Emerald, 2008-2018). He and David Coghlan have co-edited The Fundamentals of Organization Development, (4 volumes, SAGE, 2010) and Action Research in Business and Management (4 volumes, SAGE, 2014). He serves on the editorial board of five journals.
Table of Contents
VOLUME ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF ACTION RESEARCH IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT Introduction - David Coghlan and Abraham B. (Rami) ShaniPart One: Foundations and Early Development of Action Research The Solution of a Chronic Problem in Industry - Kurt Lewin Changing a Stereotype in Industry - A.J. Marrow and J.R.P. French Kurt Lewin, Action Research and Planned Change - Ronald Lippitt An Action Research Program for Organization Improvement - H. Shepard and R.A. Katzell Action Research in the Workplace: The Socio-Technical Perspective - W.A. PasmorePart Two: Philosophies in Action Research An Assessment of the Scientific Merits of Action Research - G.L. Susman, G.I. and R.D. Evered Action Research: Explaining the Diversity - Catherine Cassell and Phil Johnson Action Research: Exploring Perspectives on a Philosophy of Practical Knowing - David Coghlan Ideology and Political Economy in Inquiry: Action Research and Participative Research - L. David Brown and Rajesh Tandon Action Research: Its Nature and Validity - Peter Checkland and Sue HolwellPart Three:Methodological Issues Organization Inquiry: Towards a New Model of the Action Research Process - A.B. Shani and W.A. Pasmore Clinical Inquiry/Research - Edgar H. Schein Double-Loop Learning, Teaching, and Research - Chris Argyris Toward a More Rigorous, Reflective, and Relevant Science of Collaborative Management Research - William A. Pasmore, Richard W. Woodman and Aneika L. SimmonsPart Four: Practice Applications Action Research for Management Research - Colin Eden and Chris Huxham Visionary Action Research: A Consultation Process Perspective - Rami Shani and Gervase BusheVOLUME TWO: BUSINESS DISCIPLINES Introduction: The Facets of Action Modalities in Business Disciplines - Abraham B. (Rami) Shani and David CoghlanPart One:Accounting A Critical Review of Interventionist Research - Vicki BaardPart Two: E-Commerce Action Research in Turbulent Environments: An Example in E-Commerce Prioritisation - Elizabeth Daniel and Hugh WilsonPart Three: Finance Global Finance as an Action Research Domain: Testing the Boundaries - Steve WaddellPart Four: Customer Service Action Research Reviewed: A Market-Oriented Approach - David BallantynePart Five: Manufacturing An Action Research Program for Increasing Employee Involvement in Problem Solving - W.A. Pasmore, and F. Friedlander Defining the Path to Value Innovation - Paul Coughlan and Mary Ann FergusPart Six: IS/IT Innovation Information Systems Education I: Accelerated Systems Analysis and Design with Appreciative Inquiry – An Action Learning Approach - Michel Avital Power-based Arbitrary Decisional Actions in the Resolution of MIS Project Issues: A Project Manager's Action Research Perspective - K. Gregory JinPart Seven: Lean Management Exploring the Development of Competence in Lean Management through Action Learning Groups: A Study of the Introduction of Lean to a Facilities Management Function - Paul Wyton and Robin PaynePart Eight: Operation Management (POM) and Supply Chain Management Action Research in Supply Chain Management – A Framework for Relevant and Rigorous Research - Dag Näslund, Rahul Kale and Anthony PaulrajPart Nine: Management Strategic Management in Action - J.E. Olsen and T. HaslettPart Ten: Management and Consulting Collaboration and the Production of Management Knowledge in Research, Consulting, and Management Practice - Andreas Werr and Larry GreinerPart Eleven: Marketing and e-Marketing Towards Rigour in Action Research: A Case Study in Marketing Planning - Hugh WilsonPart Twelve: R&D and Innovation The Next Generation of National R&D Programmes in Norway: Consequences for Action Research and Regional Development - Jarle Moss Hildrun, Henrik Dons Finsrud and Pål KlethagenPart Thirteen: Human Resource Design Principles for Competence Management Systems: A Synthesis of an Action Research Study - Rikard Lindgren, Ola Henfridsson and Ulrike SchultzeVOLUME THREE: ACTION RESEARCH IN DIVERSE INDUSTRIES Introduction: The Facets of AR Modalities in Diverse Industries - Abraham B. (Rami) Shani and David CoghlanPart One: Agriculture (Food) The Role of Action Research (AR) in Environmental Research: Learning from a Local Organic Food and Farming Research Project - Hillevi Helmfrid, Andrew Haden and Magnus LjungPart Two: Agriculture (Land Management) Action Research on Land Management in the Western Amazon, Peru – A Research Process, Its Outcomes and the Researcher’s Role - Kristina Marquardt Arévalo and Magnus LjungPart Three: Automotive Going Green from the Inside: Insider Action Research at the Volvo Car Corporation - Mats Williander and Alexander StyhrePart Four: Biopharma Insider Action Research: Facing the Challenges of New Capability Development within a Biopharma Company - Jonas Roth, Rami Shani and Myleen LearyPart Five: Business and Information (Tech Service) Cooperative Inquiry Revisited: Reflections of the Past and Guidelines for the Future of Intergenerational Co-Design - Mona Leigh Guha, Allison Druin and Jerry Alan FailsPart Six: Construction (Architecture) Participatory Action Research as a Tool in Solving Desert Vernacular Architecture Problems in the Western Desert of Egypt - Marwah DabaiehPart Seven: Defense Clinical Inquiry and Reflective Design in a Secrecy-based Organization - Michael W. Stebbins and Rami ShaniPart Eight: Electronics In Search of an Alternative Framework for the Creation of Actionable Knowledge: Table-Tennis Research at Ericsson - Niclas Adler and Rami ShaniPart Nine: Energy (Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing) Managing Information and Supplies Inventory Operations in a Manufacturing Environment, Part 1: An Action Research Study - Tim Baker and Vaidyanathan JayaramanPart Ten: Energy (Petrochemical) Human Reliability in Petrochemical Industry: An Action Research - João Alexandre Silva and João Alberto CamarottoPart Eleven: Fashion Design Intervention Research as Management Research in Practice: Learning from a Case in the Fashion Design Industry - Giovanni Radaelli, Marco Guerci, Stefano Cirella and Rami ShaniPart Twelve: Food Industry Enhancing Organisational Innovation Capability through Systemic Action Research: A Case of a Swiss SME in the Food Industry - Pierre-Yves Kocher, Stephanie Kaudela-Baum and Patricia WolfPart Thirteen: Health Care Using Appreciative Inquiry to Promote Evidence-based Practice in Nursing: The Glass Is More Than Half Full - Caroline Marchionni and Marie-Claire RicherPart Fourteen: Manufacturing and Global Manufacturing Action Research in a Virtual Setting: Cautions from a Failed Project - Darren B. Meister and Christopher M. GronskiPart Fifteen: Media Diffusion of Innovations in News Organizations: Action Research of Middle Managers in Danish Mass Media - Anker Brink LundPart Sixteen: Merchant Shipping Research, Action and Participation: The Merchant Shipping Case - Richard E. Walton and Maichael E. GaffneyPart Seventeen: Mining How Control Groups Can Cause Loss of Control in Action Research: The Case of Rushton Coal Mine - Melvin Blumberg and Charles D. PringlePart Eighteen: Pharmaceutical Using Action Research to Develop a Research Aware Community Pharmacy Team - Karebor Tuhaise Ngwerume and Markus Themessl-HuberVOLUME FOUR: CONTEMPORARY AND EMERGING ISSUES Introduction - David Coghlan & Abraham B. (Rami) ShaniPart One: Developments Transforming Inquiry an Action: Interweaving 27 Flavors of Action Research - Dawn Chandler and Bill Torbert Seeking Common Ground in the Diversity and Diffusion of Action Research and Collaborative Management Research Action Modalities: Towards a General Empirical Method - David Coghlan Collaborating for Management Research: From Action Research to Intervention Research in Management - Armand Hatchuel and Albert David Action Research and the Problem of the Single Case - Bjorn Gustavsen Innovation Action Research: Creating New Management Theory and Practice - Robert S. Kaplan Developing an Effective Organization: Intervention Method, Empirical Evidence and Theory - Michael BeerPart Two: Insider Action Research Political Entrepreneurship in Action Research: Learning from Two Cases - Hans Björkman and Mats Sundgren Insider Action Research: The Dynamics of Developing New Capabilities - David Coghlan and Rami ShaniPart Three: Longitudinal Changing Leadership Dynamics at Agility Critical Interfaces: Action Research as a 25 Year Longitudinal Study - Gertjan SchuilingPart Four: Quality Academic Integrity in Action Research - Morten Levin Choice and Quality in Action Research Practice - Peter Reason Creating Action Research Quality in Organization Development: Rigorous, Reflective and Relevant - David Coghlan and Rami ShaniPart Five: Ethics And They Shall Be Known by Their Deeds: Ethics and Politics in Action Research - Anne Inga Hilsen Covenantal Ethics and Action Research: Exploring a Common Foundation for Social Research - Mary Brydon-MillerPart Six: Sustainability Developing and Sustaining Change Capability via Learning Mechanisms: A Longitudinal Perspective on Transformation - Tobias Fredberg, Flemming Norrgren and Rami Shani Toward a Sustainable Healthcare System: Transformation through Participation - Svante Lifvergren, Peter Docherty and Rami Shani