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    Implementing an Innovation Project in an Irish Multinational Subsidiary: A Dialogical Action Research Study

    Costello, Gabriel J. and Donnellan, Brian and Conboy, Kieran (2013) Implementing an Innovation Project in an Irish Multinational Subsidiary: A Dialogical Action Research Study. Irish Journal of Management, 33 (1). pp. 73-89. ISSN 1649-248X

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    This paper presents an action research (AR) study based in APC by Schneider Electric, formerly APC Ireland, an Irish subsidiary of the Schneider Electric Corporation. The two-year study was carried out during a time of significant change in the Irish economy and in the multinational corporation. The research presents the reflections and findings of a dialogical action research study in the manufacturing operations group of the subsidiary. The work tells the story of how the project began, how the AR developed and how it was carried out. The study contributes to the debate for increasing academic–practitioner engagement within a rigorous framework and provides suggestions for further development of this recently proposed variant of action research. Consequently, we conclude that dialogical AR is a promising approach that provides a collaborative and supportive environment to facilitate organisational change and a practitioner’s professional development.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Costello, G.J., Donnellan, B. and Conboy, K. 2013. 'Implementing an innovation project in an Irish multi-national subsidiary: A dialogical action research study'. Irish Journal of Management. 33 (1), 73-89
    Keywords: Action research; dialogical action research; multinational; organisational change;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Item ID: 10880
    Depositing User: Prof. Brian Donnellan
    Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 14:06
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Journal of Management
    Publisher: Irish Academy of Management
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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