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Doing research that is useful for theory and practice

Author: Lawler, Edward E. Series: Jossey-Bass management series ; Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science seriesPublisher: Jossey-Bass, 1985.Language: EnglishDescription: 371 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0875896499Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HD6950.5 .D65 1985
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Introduction to the New Edition Preface The Authors Part One: Doing Useful Research: An Introduction to the Issues ix li lv 1. Challenging Traditional Research Assumptions Edward E. Lawler 1 1 1 Why Our Old Pictures of the World Do Not Work Anymore Ian I. Mitroff Response and Commentary Steven Kerr Group Discussion Part Two: Alternative Approaches to Doing Useful Organizational Research 1 2. 18 36 40 3. Institutional and Organizational Issues in Doing Useful Research Stanley E. Seashore 45 Response and Commentary Craig C. Lundberg Group Discussion 4. Making Knowledge More Relevant to Practice: Maps for Action Chris Argyris Response and Commentary Machael J. Driver Group Discussion 60 6'7 79 107 115 5. Doing Research That Makes a Difference J. Richard Hackman Response and Commentary Ralph H. Kilmann Group Discussion 126 149 156 6. Strategies with Dual Relevance Richard E. Walton Response and Commentary David A. Whetten Group Discussion 176 204 21 1 7. Contextualist Research: A Natural Way to Link Theory and Practice AndrewM. Pettigrew Response and Commentary Larry E. Greiner Group Discussion 222 249 259 8. Organization Design for the Future: A Collaborative Research Approach Thomas G. Cummings, Susan A. Mohrman, Allan M. Mohrman,J r . , Gerald E. Ledford,Jr. Response and Commentary Lyman W Porter Group Discussion Part Three: Comparing Research Approaches 2 75 306 315 9. Critical Issues in Doing Research That Contributes to Theory and Practice Paul S. Goodman Group Discussion Epilogue: Walking the Tightrope Between Theory and Practice Susan A. Mohrman, Allan M. Mohrman, Jr., GeraldE. Ledford,Jr., Thomas G. Cummings, Edward E. Lawler III Afterword: Observations on What We Have Learned About Useful Research WarrenBennis Appendix: Questions for Chapter Authors Index 324 343 346 351 359 363

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