Management Research News: Volume 30 Issue 5


Table of contents - Special Issue: International perspectives on validity in action research

Guest Editors: Professor Robert MacIntosh, Professor Marc Bonnet

Rebels without applause: time, politics and irony in action research

Richard Badham, Karin Garrety, Michael Zanko

This paper seeks to raise for discussion and reflection some of the key dynamics of action research projects‐in‐practice. It focuses in particular on how action researchers broker…

Insider action research: opportunities and challenges

David Coghlan

Within the context of the changing nature of research and of universities, insider action research provides a particular expression of action research that poses considerable…


From epistemology to gnoseology – understanding the knowledge claims of action research

Olav Eikeland

The purpose of the article is to aid the reader in understanding the knowledge claims in different forms of action research and to see what kind of “turn to practice” is required…


The social ecology of action research

Mark E. Hillon, David M. Boje

The purpose of this paper is to offer a reflexive commentary on the nature and validity of actionable knowledge from the authors’ experience with action research in New Mexico and…


Quality in research as “taking an attitude of inquiry”

Judi Marshall, Peter Reason

The paper aims to offer the notion of “taking an attitude of inquiry” as a quality process in research, enabling researchers to be aware of and articulate the complex processes of…


Exploring the complexities of validity claims in action research

Peter McInnes, Paul Hibbert, Nic Beech

The paper aims to explore the problematics of validity that are inherent to the conduct of an action research project because of the disparate language games of both practitioners…




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