Action Research and Organizational Development

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Contents
Foreword by A. W. McEachernix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
PART I THE NEED1
1 A DEFINITION OF ACTION RESEARCH3
WHAT IS ACTION RESEARCH?4
2 THE NEED FOR AN ACTION RESEARCH7
3 THE EARLY HISTORY OF ACTION RESEARCH11
ACTION RESEARCH IN THE UNITED STATES11
ACTION RESEARCH IN GREAT BRITAIN17
ACTION RESEARCH AND OPERATIONAL RESEARCH19
ACTION RESEARCH AND TRAINING21
SUMMARY25
PART II THE PROCESS AND PRINCIPLES31
4 THE EMERGING ACTION SCIENCES33
ACTS OF DISCOVERY IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES34
EXAMPLES OF PARADIGM SHIFTS IN ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY39
SUMMARY43
5 ADJUSTING RESEARCH METHODS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING45

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