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How Might We Learn about the Philosophy of ODC Research from 24 Volumes of ROCD? An Invitation to Interiority

Research in Organizational Change and Development

ISBN: 978-1-78714-436-1, eISBN: 978-1-78714-435-4

ISSN: 0897-3016

Publication date: 28 June 2017

Abstract

For 30 years the series, Research in Organizational Change and Development (ROCD) has provided an extensive range of scholarly research and philosophical reflections on the field of organization development and change (ODC). On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the first volume, this chapter poses the question as to how we might learn about the philosophy of ODC research from the 24 published volumes. Taking the author’s explicit pursuit of the question as a process of interiority, it invites readers to engage with the question themselves and thereby enact interiority within ODC itself.

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Acknowledgments

I acknowledge my debt to Sean McNelis and Patrick Riordan for their expert help in clarifying the philosophical foundations of the chapter, to Ed Schein for his challenge on the nature of OD, and to the action research writing group of which I am a member: Vivienne Brady, Ann Donohue, and Geralyn Hynes for their work and support in reading and critiquing an earlier draft. Finally, I am indebted to the series editors, Rami Shani and Debra Noumair and the anonymous reviewer for challenging me to deepen and clarify what I am attempting to communicate.

Citation

Coghlan, D. (2017), "How Might We Learn about the Philosophy of ODC Research from 24 Volumes of ROCD? An Invitation to Interiority", Research in Organizational Change and Development (Research in Organizational Change and Development, Vol. 25), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 335-361. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0897-301620170000025010

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