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Handbook of Collaborative Management Research

Edited by:
  • A. B. Shani - California Polytechnic State University, USA, FENIX Centre for Innovations in Management
  • Susan Albers Mohrman - Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California, University of Southern California, USA
  • William A. Pasmore - Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, Columbia University, USA
  • Bengt Stymne - Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, Pôle Cindyniques (Sophia Antipolis) Mines Paris
  • Niclas Adler - Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, FENIX Centre for Innovations in Management, University at Albany, Albany


July 2012 | 696 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This handbook provides the latest thinking, methodologies and cases in the rapidly growing area of collaborative management research. What makes collaborative management research different is its emphasis on creating a close partnership between scholars and practitioners in the search for knowledge concerning organizations and complex systems. In the ideal situation, scholars and their managerial partners would work together to define the research focus, develop the methods to be used for data collection, participate equally in the analysis of data, and work together in the application and dissemination of knowledge. The handbook contains insightful reflections on the state of the art as well as detailed descriptions of the collaborative efforts of an international group of leading edge academics and their practitioner counterparts. The applications of collaborative research methods included in this volume include those aimed at individual development, organizational development, regional development efforts and economic policy. The insights from the cases suggest that collaborative management research has been a highly effective means of getting at issues that other research methods and intervention techniques have failed to address. The rationale for conducting this highly engaging type of research is explored in the first section of the handbook, followed by sections that offer new methodologies, descriptive cases, views from those directly involved, and issues and enablers about the use of this approach in advancing knowledge and practice. The handbook does appeal to scholarly practitioners as well as practical scholars.
 
Part I. Framing the Issues
 
Preface
William Pasmore, Bengt Stymne, Rami Shani, Susan Mohrman, and Niclas Adler
Chapter 1. The Promise of Collaborative Management Research
Albert David and Armand Hatchuel
Chapter 2. From Actionable Knowledge to Universal Theory in Management Research
Ram Tenkasi and George Hay
Chapter 3. Following the Second Legacy of Aristotle: The Scholar-Practitioner as an Epistemic Technician
Jean Bartunek
Chapter 4. Insider-Outsider Team Research: The Development of the Approach and Its meanings
Andreas Werr and Larry Greiner
Chapter 5. Collaboration and the Production of Management Knowledge in Research, Consulting, and Management Practice
 
Part II: Collaborative Research Mechanisms and Processes
John McGuire, Chuck Palus and Bill Torbert
Chapter 6. Towards Inter-Independent Organizing and Researching
Armand Hatchuel and Albert David
Chapter 7. Collaborating for Management Research: From Action Research to Intervention-Research in Management
Peter Docherty and Rami Shani
Chapter 8. Learning Mechanisms as Means and Ends in Collaborative Research
Lars Holmstrand, Gunilla Härnsten and Jan Löwstedt
Chapter 9. The Research Circle Approach - a Democratic Form for Collaborative Research in Organizations
Phil Mirvis
Chapter 10. Academic-Practitioner Learning Forums: A New Model for Inter-Organizational Research
 
Part III: Exemplars: Cases and Projects
 
IIIa. CR in a Single System
Richard Boyatzis, Anita Howard, Brigette Rapisarda and Scott Taylor
Chapter 11. Coaching for Sustainable Change
Ernesto Olascoaga and Ed Kur
Chapter 12. Dynamic Strategic Alignment: An Integrated Method
Harvey Kolodny and Norm Halpern
Chapter 13. From Collaborative Design to Collaborative Research: A Socio-technical Journey
 
IIIb. CR in Complex Networks
Rajesh Tandon and Martha Farrell
Chapter 14. Collaborative Participatory Research in Gender Mainstreaming in Social Change Organizations
Bengt Stymne and Mary Walshok
Chapter 15. Collaboration in the Innovative Region
Tony Huzzard and Denis Gregory
Chapter 16. Collaborative Research and the Trade Unions: The Challenge of Entering Social Partnership
George Roth
Chapter 17. Connecting Research to Value Creation by Bridging Cultural Differences Between Industry and Academia
 
IIIc. Government and Society
Mikael Apel, Lars Heikensten and Per Jansson
Chapter 18. Monetary Policy and Academics: A Study of Swedish Inflation-Targeting
David Knights, Ken Starkey, Catrina Alteroff and Nick Tiratsoo
Chapter 19. Bridging the Academic-Practitioner Divide: A Case Study Analysis of Business School Collaboration with Industy
Gabriele Bammer
Chapter 20. Improving the Management of Igorance and Uncertiainty: A Case Illustrating Intergration in Collaboration
 
Part IV: The Multiple Voices of Collaborative Research
David Coghlan and Paul Coughlan
Chapter 21. Collaborative Research in and by an Inter-Organizational Network
Victor Friedman, Michal Shamir, Orit Shamir, Israel Sykes, Ibrahim Abu Elhaija, Helena De-Sevilla and Michal Palgi
Chapter 22. Building Partnership:Critical Reflections on the Action Research Center (ARC)
Mike Stebbins and Judy Valenzuela
Chapter 23. Collaborative Research in Pharmacy Operations: The Kaiser Permanente Experience
Susan Mohrman, Allan M. Mohrman, Susan Cohen and Stu Winby
Chapter 24. The Collaborative Learning Cycle: Advancing Theory and Building Practical Design Frameworks Through Collaboration
Susan Mohrman and A.B. (Rami) Shani
Chapter 25. The Multiple Voices of Collaboration: A Critical Reflection
 
Part V: Enablers, Challenges, and Skills
Niclas Adler and Michael Beer
Chapter 26. Collaborative R&D in Management: The Practical Experience of Fenix and TruePoint in Bridging the Divide Between Scientific and Managerial Goals
William Pasmore, Richard Woodman and Aneika Simmons
Chapter 27. Toward a More Rigorous, Reflective and Relevant Science of Collaborative Management Research
Hilary Bradbury
Chapter 28. Quality and "Actionability': What Action researches Offer From the Tradition of Pragmatism
David Coghlan and A.B. (Rami) Shani
Chapter 29. Collaborative Management Research Through Communities of Inquiry: Challenges and Skills
Susan Mohrman, William Pasmore, A.B.(Rami) Shani, Bengt Stymne, and Niclas Adler and Bengt Stymne
Chapter 30. Toward Building a Collaborative Research Community
 
Notes on Editors and Contributors

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A. B. Shani

A.B. (Rami) Shani, Ph.D., Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Change at California Polytechnic University, USA, a Senior Research Fellow at the FENIX Centre and an Adjunct Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. His most recent work has focused on the theoretical and application of collaborative research in organizations, creating sustainable work systems, creating the learning organization and, action research methodologies in the pursuit of actionable knowledge creation. He is the co-author or book co-editor of Collaborative Research in Organizations: Foundations for Learning (SAGE,2004) , Change and Theoretical... More About Author

Susan A. Mohrman

Susan Albers Mohrman, Ph.D., is a Professor and Senior Research Scientist at the Centre for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. She researches organization design and effectiveness issues, knowledge and technology management, and useful research methodologies. She is the co-author and/or editor of Doing Research that is Useful for Theory and Practice(Lexington Books, 2000); Large Scale Organizational Change(Jossey-Bass, 1995) ; Self Designing Organizations (AW, 1999); Designing Team-Based Organizations (Jossey-Bass, 1995); Strategies for High Performance Organizations (Jossey-Bass, 1995); Organizing for High... More About Author

William A. Pasmore

Professor Pasmore is a full-time visiting professor of practice at Columbia University Teachers College where he teachers in the Department of Organization & Leadership's doctoral, master's, and executive master's degree programs.  He is the author/editor of 25 books, including Research in Organizational Change and Development and Creating Strategic Change.  He is currently the editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (JABS). Prior to Columbia, Professor Pasmore taught at Case Western Reserve University and held senior positions with Delta Consulting and the Center for Creative Leadership.  He received his... More About Author

Bengt Stymne

Bengt Stymne, Ph.D., is a Professor of Organization Theory at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden and, Director of Research at the FENIX Center for Research on Knowledge and Business Creation in Sweden. He was a cofounder and managing director of SIAR (Swedish Institute for Administrative Research) and has been managing director of EFI (Economic Research Institute) at the Stockholm School of Economics and of IMIT (Institute for Management Innovation and Technology). He is one of the founders of SSES (Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship). He has published books and articles on organization design and strategy, organizational values,... More About Author

Niclas Adler

Niclas Adler has a long track-record as an academic entrepreneur both within and outside the university system. He has co-founded and managed research centres as Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship as a collaboration between Stockholm School of Economics, Royal Institute of Technology, Karolinska Institutet and University College of Arts, Crafts and Design performing education, research and information activities in entrepreneurship and business creation and FENIX Centre for Innovations in Management, as a collaboration between Stockholm School of Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Institute for Management of Innovation and... More About Author

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