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dc.contributor.authorWoodfield, PJen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRuckstuhl, Ken_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRabello, RCCen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-08T02:44:45Z
dc.date.available2021-11-08T02:44:45Z
dc.date.copyright2021-11-03en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationTechnology Innovation Management Review, 11(7/8): 48-66. http://doi.org/10.22215/timreview/1456
dc.identifier.issn1927-0321en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14635
dc.description.abstractWe explore an alternative approach to action research that can be implemented throughout the lifespan of a science and technology research programme. We do this by examining the emergence and development of a participant-observer research approach where a researcher is also part of the same community of practice as those being observed in the technology and innovation management context. Our motivation stems from the need to understand innovation processes and management over a long period. Typically, consultants are employed for a given period to carry out action research. We present a case where social scientists, as opposed to action research consultants, carried out action research after a history of relationship building and becoming embedded within a longitudinal science and technology research programme. This allowed the social science researchers to build trust and rigor with those being observed before engaging an action research approach. We present our case as a narrative of experiences, events and turning points, reporting on what was observed and experienced by these social scientists. Our study extends current knowledge by mapping the research journey toward action research through three phases: navigation, iteration, and reflection phases. We argue that richer insights are generated when participant-observers engage early, and that their insights lead to action research that is more informed.
dc.publisherTalent First Network, Carleton Universityen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://timreview.ca/article/1456
dc.rightsCopyright © Talent First Network 2007–2021. Except where otherwise noted, all content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. This license allows for commercial and non-commercial redistribution as well as modifications of the work as long as attribution is given to the authors and the Technology Innovation Management Review as the original publication source, and a link to the article on the TIM Review website is provided.
dc.subjectAction research; Ethnography; Innovation management; Insider-Outsider; Narrative; Participant-Observer; Reflexivity; Sense-Making
dc.titleCharting a Course of Action: An Insider-Outsider Approachen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.22215/timreview/1456en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage64
aut.relation.issue7/8en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage48
aut.relation.volume11en_NZ
pubs.elements-id442795
aut.relation.journalTechnology Innovation Management Reviewen_NZ


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