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Integral Research and Innovation : Transforming Enterprise and Society.

Author: Ronnie Lessem; Alexander Schieffer
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2010.
Series: Transformation and Innovation.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a time when business practitioners and others responsible for organizational development are desperate for usable knowledge the authors of this book contend that social science research are failing to support business and management. In Integral Research and Innovation, they explain how research has to be transformative, rather than just informative if it is to contribute usefully to building integrated and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronnie Lessem; Alexander Schieffer
ISBN: 9780566089190 056608919X 6612525274 9786612525278 1282525271 9781282525276
OCLC Number: 609858341
Description: 1 online resource (441 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; About Integral Research and Innovation; PART 1 Orientation to Social Innovation; Chapter 1 Towards A New Research and University Paradigm; PART 2 Design for Social Innovation; Chapter 2 The Four Innovation Paths of Integral Research; Chapter 3 The Integral Research Trajectory; PART 3 Paths Towards Social Innovation; Chapter 4 Originating Integral Research; Chapter 5 From Descriptive Methods to Phenomenology; Chapter 6 From Phenomenology to Feminism; Chapter 7 From Feminism to Participatory Action Research; Chapter 8 From Narrative Methods to Hermeneutics. Chapter 9 From Hermeneutics to Critical TheoryChapter 10 From Critical Theory to Co-operative Inquiry; Chapter 11 From Methods of Theorizing to Critical Rationalism; Chapter 12 From Critical Rationalism to Postmodernism; Chapter 13 From Postmodernism to Socio-technical Design; Chapter 14 From Experimental and Survey Methods to Empiricism; Chapter 15 From Empiricism to Critical Realism; Chapter 16 From Critical Realism t.
Series Title: Transformation and Innovation.

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