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Researching organizations using action research

Eden, C. and Huxham, C. (2006) Researching organizations using action research. In: Handbook of Organization Studies 2nd Edition. Sage, United Kingdom, pp. 388-408. ISBN 0-7619-4996-8

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Abstract

A decade on after it first published to international acclaim, the seminal Handbook of Organization Studies has been updated to capture exciting new developments in the field. Providing a retrospective and prospective overview of organization studies, this Handbook continues to challenge and inspire readers with its synthesis of knowledge and literature. As ever, contributions have been selected to reflect the diversity of the field. New chapters cover areas such as organizational change, knowledge management and organizational networks. Part I reflects on the relationship between theory, research and practice in organization studies. Part II address a number of the most significant issues to effect organizations studies, such as leadership, diversity and globalization. Comprehensive and far reaching, this important resource will set new standards for the understanding of organizational studies. It will be invaluable to researchers, teachers and advanced students alike.