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Useful Research by Ed Lawler, Susan Albers Mohrman

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TWENTY-ONEReflections on Research for Theory and PracticeFrom an Engaged Scholarship Perspective

ANDREW H. VAN DE VEN

THIS BOOK FOCUSES on the relationships between theory and practice, research and action, and basic and applied knowledge. A core assumption is that research knowledge should be useful for advancing science and practice. As Mohrman and Lawler (Introduction and Overview) state, the central question in this book is how should such research be designed, carried out, and disseminated to achieve the twin goals of advancing both theory and practice?

This book addresses this question in a variety of ways. Amy C. Edmondson (Chapter 2, Crossing Boundaries to Investigate Problems in the Field), Susan Albers Mohrman and Allan Mohrman (Chapter ...

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