Working with Insider Action Research

When complete members of an organization seek to inquire into the working of their organizational system in order to change something in it, they can be understood as undertaking insider action research (IAR). Insiders have a deep level understanding of the business context, its dynamics, its evolution and performance ... more


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Dr David Coghlan lectures in organisation development at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. He developed the theory and practice of insider action research through several books, numerous articles and teaching. His most recent publications are Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization with Dr Teresa Brannick and
David Coghlan & A.B. (Rami) Shani (eds.) Fundamentals of Organization Development. 4 volumes, London, Sage, 2010
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Associate Professor Rosalie Holian in the School of Management at RMIT University has also written about the topic and works extensively with managers engaging in insider action research. In 2007 David and Rosalie co-edited a special issue of Action Research on ‘Insider Action Research' 5, 1, March 2007. Sage.
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