The Status and Future of Action Research
Lab 2 – Thursday 3rd December 13:00 ~ 14:20 CET
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
David Coghlan is Professor Emeritus at Trinity Business School and is active in the global action research community. He is author of Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization (5th ed 2019) and co-author of Action Research for Business and Management Students (Sage, 218) and co-editor of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research (2014) and is on the editorial advisory board of several action research journals.
Shankar Sankaran is Professor or Organizational Project Management at the University of Technology Sydney. Shankar is an advisor to the Action Learning, Action Learning, Association on publications. He has edited books and written book chapters on Action Research and Action Learning and published papers on action research. He is interested in using action research in systems research and as a meta-methodology and supervises doctoral students using action research.
Erik Lindhult is Senior Lecturer in Innovation Management at Mälardalen University, Sweden.
He has 40 years’ experience of doing and teaching participatory and action research, and engaged in the Scandinavian and global action research community. His research interests includes the logic and research quality of action research and coproduction as well as the democratization of research and movement towards knowledge democracy in academia and society.