Through a rejection of the traditional separation between the researcher and the research setting, this volume discusses a philosophy in which the researcher is fully involved in the process of organizational learning and change. William Foote Whyte and his collaborators outline the theory and methods behind participatory action research, weigh up its strengths and weaknesses and then present cases where this research strategy has been used in both industry and agriculture from a variety of countries on four continents.

Participatory Action Research: A View from the ACTWU

Participatory Action Research: A View from the ACTWU


During the time when the employee involvement program was getting started in the Webster, New York, plants of Xerox in 1981 and until 1986, I was shop chairman. In that role, I had the principal union responsibility for the program and, ...

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