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 FAGOR

Participatory Action Research: A View from FAGOR


The Participatory Action Research (PAR) project that was carried out in FAGOR beginning in July 1985 has been most stimulating for the members of the Department of Personnel of the group of 12 firms and 6,500 employees that belongs to the Mondragón Cooperative Group in the Basque provinces of Spain. As ...

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