This LAB introduces action research and how it plays a role in generating change and practical knowledge. The LAB will explore the opportunities and challenges in mainstreaming action research in the field of management studies, and the way it can enrich the academic and business community by supporting more engaged scholarship roles, production of both more actionable and more scientific knowledge, as well as more democratic and inclusive approaches to research and science. We will discuss how it relates to methodologies such as design thinking, design science research that are similar in nature but are gaining prominence.
David Coghlan – University of Dublin, Trinity College – email@example.com
Shankar Sankaran – University of Technology Sydney – firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik Lindhult – Mälardalen University, Sweden – email@example.com