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How organization development can develop organizational theory.

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· Student are required to check academic writing handbook and plagiarism policy.
All submitted files should be in MS Word Document (*.docx) format. · A paper reviewing the case studies/strategies of professional inquiry of recent pertinent literature in the mentioned sources or online library, e.g., dialectical inquiry, appreciative inquiry, inquiry-based learning, etc. Students need to review and analyse the selected literature and reach a conclusion that will extend or deepen the understanding of the issue.

The student needs to discuss, based on the conclusion, the significant findings and relevant methodology that will lead to further explorations of the issue. Use the knowledge about professional inquiry so far obtained to analyse the ideas, cases and research about the issue. Specific questions are: · − How is the issue relevant to professional development? · − How is it studied in the research? · − What are the key concepts or approaches to understand the issue? · − What are the methods in studying the issue and what is the rationale behind those methods? What are the main findings in the studies? ·

− How can people evaluate the studies? · − What needs to be further explored? etc.? · subjects
· Case study of a subject in your own professional life by way of one of the methods of inquiry treated in the lectures · – Reflective evaluation/comparance of different methods of inquiry · – Review of one or more case studies in the existing literature · – Reflective evaluation of the way in which a certain method can be an aid in reaching a certain organizational goal, such as sustainability · – Description of the organizational or philosophical background of a certain type of inquiry, including a description of the pros and cons. Required Literature:
– Berger, ‘Researcher’s position in qualitative research’.

– Berniker, McNabb 2006, ‘Dialectical Inquiry’.
– Bushe, ‘Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry’.
– Cooperrider, ‘Appreciative Inquiry in Orgnizational life’.
– Mason, ‘A dialectical approach to strategic planning’.
– McMullen, Braithwaite, ‘Narrative Inquiry and the Study of Collaborative Branding Activity’. – Rhodes, Brown, ‘Narratives, Organizations and Research’

literature (Please be informed that this is merely a selection. More material can of course be found via the online library) Atkinson, P., and Delamont, S. (2006) ‘Rescuing narrative from qualitative research’, Narrative Inquiry, vol. 16. Barrett, F.J., 1995. Creating appreciative learning cultures. Organizational Dynamics, [e- journal] 24(2), pp.36-49.

Bartunek, J. (1983). How organization development can develop organizational theory. Group and Organizational Studies, 8, 303-318. Bushe G. (2007). Appreciative Inquiry Is Not (Just) About the Positive, OD Practitioner, 39(4), 30–35. Bushe, G. R. (2001) ‘Five Theories of Change Embedded in Appreciative Inquiry.’ In Cooperrider, D. L., Sorenson, P., Whitney, D. and Yeager, T. (Eds.) Appreciative Inquiry: An Emerging Direction for Organization Development (117-127). Champaign, IL: Stipes. Coffey, A., Holstein, J., & Gubrium, J. (2002). The Self We Live by: Narrative Identity in a Postmodern World. Contemporary Sociology, 31(3), 294. doi: 10.2307/3089674 Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry. (n.d.) Why Appreciative Inquiry?

Retrieved May 13, 2019, from inquiry/why-appreciative-inquiry Cooperrider, D.L. & Whitney, D (2001) A positive revolution in change. In Cooperrider, D. L. Sorenson, P., Whitney, D. & Yeager, T. (eds.) Appreciative Inquiry: An Emerging Direction for Organization Development (9‐29). Champaign, IL: Stipes Davis, K. K. (2019). Exploring Best Practices Among Appreciative Inquiry Practitioners for Determining Impact. AI Practitioner, 21(3), 79–103. Dreborg, K.H., 1996. Essence of Backcasting. Futures, 28(9), pp.813-828. Fineman, S. (2006) ‘On Being Positive: Concerns and Counterpoints,’ Academy of Management Review, 31:2, 270-291. Fry, R., 2017. Agents of World Benefit: Business: An Appreciative Inquiry into Business as an Agent of World Benefit. AI Practitioner, 19 (2). Gergen, M. M., & Gergen, K. J. (2006). Narratives in action. Narrative Inquiry, 16(1), 112- 121.

Hargrave, T. & Van de Ven, A. (2016) Integrating dialectical and paradox perspectives on managing contradictions in organizations, Organization Studies, vol.38, no.2, pp.319- 339. Hillon, Y & Boje, D. (2017) The dialectical development of “storytelling” learning organizations: A case study of a public research university, The Learning Organization, vol.24, no.4, pp.226-235. Howlette J. (2018). Appreciative Inquiry – how can it benefit your organizational change?. Online. benefit-your-change-jason-howlett/ Laarakker, Hanneke; van Kesteren, Barbara. AI Practitioner. Nov2019, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p43-48. Laszlo, C. and Cooperrider, D., 2008. Design for Sustainable Value: A Whole System Approach.

In Advances in Appreciative Inquiry, 2. Oxford: Elsevier. Makkonen, H., Aarikka-Stenroos, L., & Olkkonen, R. (2012). Narrative approach in business network process research — Implications for theory and methodology. Industrial Marketing Management, 41(2), 287-299. Marshall, R. Woodside, A. & Villiers, R. (2016) Making tough decisions competently: Assessing the value of product portfolio planning methods, devil’s advocacy, group discussion, weighting priorities, and evidenced-based information, Journal of Business Research, vol.69, no.8, pp.2849-2862. Marwah, P. (2012).

Appreciative inquiry: The emerging need for training and development. International Journal of Management Research and Reviews, 2(5), 821. Schweiger, D. Sandberg, R. & Ragan, W. (2017) Group approaches for improving strategic decision-making: a comparative analysis of dialectical inquiry, devil’s advocacy and consensus, Academy of Management Journal, vol.29, no.1, pp.90-100.
Silva, M. A. (2018, March 11). Appreciative Inquiry: how it contributes to Design Thinking? Posts [LinkedIn page]. Retrieved on 21 January 2020 from: thinking-silva/ Stacy, R. (2016) The Paradox of Consensus and Conflict in Organisational Life. AI Practitioner, 18(1), 52–58. Vanstone, C. and Dalbiez, B. (2008) ‘Revitalizing Corporate Values in Nokia.’

In Lewis, S., Passmore, J. and Cantore, S. Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management (183-195). London, UK: Kogan Page. Wall, T., Russell, J. and Moore, N., 2017. Positive emotion in workplace impact: the case of a work-based learning project utilising appreciative inquiry. Journal of Work-Applied Management, 9(2), pp.129-146. Whitney, D. and Trosten-Bloom, A. (2003) The Power of Appreciative Inquiry. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler. Woods, J. (2012) Using cognitive conflict to promote the use of dialectical learning for strategic decision-makers, The Learning Organization, vol.19, no.2, pp.134-147.

Becoming a reflective practitioner
(Christopher johns)
· criteria • Depth of knowledge and understanding of key concepts and theories
• Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse and synthesis relevant information and theory
• Innovative and creative approach to analysis of material
• Demonstrate an ability to engage in full professional and academic communication in written work We need all references and citation as Harvard method and all internet searching links must be submitted.

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