FOURA Ten-Year Journey of Cooperation


PREPARING THIS CHAPTER has provided a marvelous opportunity to consider the way in which my own research agenda has evolved and how engaged scholarship and action-based research (Van de Ven & Johnson, 2006) has been so central to my working life. Looking back, I see a long and continuous process of questioning where I have learned and continue to learn about a number of topics that are profoundly important to me.

One of the emerging themes in this book has been the extent to which the personal interests and experience of this group of scholars have shaped their research. I am no exception to this. Having spent the first ten years of my postdoctoral career in both a major company and a consulting ...

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