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Action research as academic anti-freeze for organisational change

Mackay, David (2009) Action research as academic anti-freeze for organisational change. In: Euroma Annual Conference 2009, 2009-06-14 - 2009-06-17, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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    Abstract

    This paper argues that in addition to making specific technical contributions to industrial partners, academics afforded the time to engage in appropriate action research can play roles of 'catalyst', 'translator' and 'negotiator' when assisting organisations'unfreezing' for change. Through analysis of funded engagements with two Scottish construction firms, it is argued that action research is worthy of focus by the operations management research community as a means of conducting effective industrial intervention whilst delivering multiple academic outputs in a time-efficient manner.

    Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    ID code: 13859
    Keywords: organisational change, action research, collaborative research, Management. Industrial Management, Engineering design
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
    Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
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      Depositing user: Mr D. Mackay
      Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2010 13:16
      Last modified: 05 Oct 2012 06:01
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/13859

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