Researching Enterprise Development

Researching Enterprise Development : Action Research on the cooperation between management and labour in Norway

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Researching Enterprise Development is written by the key researchers of a large Norwegian Action Research program on enterprise development (Enterprise Development 2000). This book tells the stories of how the seven participating modules were developed, created and sustained as Action Research activities. Based on these stories, reflection on a broader analysis of core issues of the program are given on the following topics:

 the processes within the program and changing models for leadership

 how research groups become proficient as action researchers

 local research as networking with the regional business community

 enhancing the innovation capacity of participating companies

 participation and democratic processes in enterprise development

The reflections and stories provide detailed accounts of how this Action Reseach program was developed and ample ideas on how Action Research modules can be implemented for other enterprise development projects.The book is preceded by Work Organisation and Europe as a Development Coalition (edited by Richard Ennals and Bjorn Gustavsen, 1999), and the results of the ED 2000 project are explained in Creating Connectedness (edited by Bjorn Gustavsen, Hakon Finne and Bo Oscarsson, 2001).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 267 pages
  • 154.9 x 238.8 x 15.2mm | 476.28g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588113345
  • 9781588113344

Table of contents

1. Foreword; 2. 1. Researchers on research (by Levin, Morten); 3. Part I. The emergent research program: Stories of research - learning from diverse experiences (by Levin, Morten); 4. 2. Creating a framework for enterprise R&D (by Gustavsen, Bjorn); 5. 3. Developing development organizations (by Palshaugen, Oyvind); 6. 4. Filling the knowledge gap (by Knudsen, Harald); 7. 5. Enterprise development in Norwegian fishing industry (by Lovland, Jarle); 8. 6. Fragile coalitions (by Falkum, Eivind); 9. 7. Networking industrial development (by Claussen, Tor); 10. 8. The action learning processes of the Nordvest forum coalition (by Hanssen-Bauer, Jon); 11. 9. Integrating the disintegrated (by Levin, Morten); 12. Part II. Insights: Researchers' collaborative reflections on ED2000 (by Levin, Morten); 13. 10. The changing program: Controversies and cooperation (by Levin, Morten); 14. 11. Creating new research practices (by Foss, Lene); 15. 12. Networking as an action research practice (by Foss, Lene); 16. 13. Enhancing innovations: A core issue of ED2000 (by Levin, Morten); 17. 14. Democracy, participation and communicative change: When democracy becomes a means and not an end (by Johnsen, Hans Chr. Garmann); 18. 15. Epilogue. Research on enterprise development: Lessons learned (by Claussen, Tor); 19. References; 20. About the authors; 21. Name index; 22. Subject index
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