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Title: Vocabulary of agency : development and assessment of a generic conceptual framework to guide action-oriented research in multiple domains
Author: Dash, D. P.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3405 5227
Awarding Body: University of Lincolnshire and Humberside
Current Institution: University of Lincoln
Date of Award: 1999
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The study has produced a generic conceptual framework for action-oriented research to guide such research in multiple domains of application. The conceptual framework has been expressed in terms of the "vocabulary of agency." It contains the notions of agency, enhancing agency, resource, roles, mobility, form of interaction, agency-enhancing device, local learning, global learning, operational coupling, etc. The conceptual framework has been subjected to a multi-stage process of assessment. The assessment shows that the conceptual framework has a certain generality in addressing a whole range of issues being discussed in management systems thinking and action research fields. Besides, the framework also seems capable of functioning as an effective guide in designing and conducting action-oriented research projects in several domains of application. The framework is expected to facilitate transfer of insights from research fields which investigate complex, interactive, and collective phenomena. It is also expected to guide action-oriented research in the direction of increasing the general capacity to bring forth new and useful resources in multiple domains.
Supervisor: Jackson, Michael C. ; Dezeeuw, Gerard Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: N200 Management studies ; N290 Management studies not elsewhere classified