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Useful research : advancing theory and practice

Author: Susan Albers Mohrman; Edward E Lawler
Publisher: San Francisco, California : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2011. 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edition.; [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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The contributors to this book argue that in order to keep organizational research relevant to both theory and practice, research must deviate from the orthodoxy of traditional positivistic research.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
vii, 432 pages : illustrations
(DLC) 2010038066
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Albers Mohrman; Edward E Lawler
ISBN: 9781784026431 1784026433
OCLC Number: 889718022
Description: 1 online resource (33 entries) : 22 images
Contents: Research for theory and practice : framing the challenge / Susan A. Mohrman and Edward E. Lawler III --
Crossing boundaries to investigate problems in the field : an approach to useful research / Amy C. Edmondson --
Collaborative organization design research at the center for effective organizations / Susan A. Mohrman and Allan M. Mohrman, Jr. --
A ten-year journey of cooperation / Lynda Gratton --
Commentary : walking on three legs / J. Richard Hackman --
Rigor and relevance in organizational research : experiences, reflections, and a look ahead / Philip Mirvis and Edward E. Lawler III --
Can relevance and rigor coexist? / C.K. Prahalad --
Making a difference and contributing useful knowledge : principles derived from life as a scholar-practitioner / Michael Beer --
On knowing and doing : a perspective on the synergies between research and practice / Michael L. Tushman --
Academic-consultant collaboration : doing research across the divide / Ruth Wageman --
Integrating theory to inform practice : insights from the practitioner-scholar / Ramkrishnan (Ram) V. Tenkasi --
Organization development scholar practitioners : between scholarship and practice / Jean M. Bartunek and Edgar H. Schein --
Professional associations : supporting useful research / Wayne F. Cascio --
Sticky findings : research evidence practitioners find useful / Denise M. Rousseau and John W. Boudreau --
Popular and influential management book / George S. Benson --
Commentary : observations concerning "useful research" / Gary P. Latham --
Practitioner perspectives : comments from a panel discussion / David Nadler [and others] --
How business schools shape (misshape) management research / Thomas G. Cummings --
Counterpoint : now is a great time for conducting relevant research! / Sara L. Rynes --
On the verge of extinction : some final reptilian thoughts / James O'Toole --
Reflections on research for theory and practice from an engaged scholarship perspective / Andrew H. Van de Ven --
What we have learned / Susan A. Mohrman and Edward E. Lawler III.
Responsibility: [edited by] Susan Albers Mohrman, Edward E. Lawler III.

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The contributors to this book argue that in order to keep organizational research relevant to both theory and practice, research must deviate from the orthodoxy of traditional positivistic research.

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