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Cramer, Hendrik; Dewulf, Geert; Voordijk, Hans – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This study demonstrates how action research (AR) that is aimed at scaling-up experiments can be applied to support a strategy formation process (SFP) in a subsidized long-term care network. Previous research has developed numerous AR frameworks to support experiments in various domains, but has failed to explain how to apply AR and action learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Health Services, Experiential Learning
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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This article brings together the fields of action learning and operations strategy. It presents a case of action learning focused on strategic operations improvement in the extended manufacturing enterprise. As the third article in the set of explorations in this journal within the fields of action learning, operations strategy and collaborative…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Puzzles, Operations Research
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Eckstein, Emiel; Veenhoven, Gert; De Loo, Ivo – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
Becoming a "winning organization" when one currently is an "ugly ducking" can be a difficult and strenuous task. BAT Niemeyer in the Netherlands succeeded in making such a transformation over the course of four years. Action learning was used, among other methods, to steer part of this transformation, in which employee…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Employees, Professional Development
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Hoes, Anne-Charlotte; Regeer, Barbara J.; Bunders, Joske F. G. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
This article places action learning in the context of system innovation, as it studies the potential use of action learning for system change. In order to effect such system change, collaboration between actors from different institutional backgrounds is essential. To gain insight into if and how action learning can be applied for system change,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Change, Agriculture, Sustainable Development
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Jacobs, Gaby C. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
Public health is a major focus of government policy worldwide and an expanding area of practice that includes an array of professionals and disciplines. Since the 1980s "empowerment" of individuals and communities to gain greater control over the factors that influence their health has become the focus of many national and local policies…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Health Promotion, Public Health, Experiential Learning
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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
While much of the literature on action learning focuses on managers developing their capacity to learn and transform their own organizations, this article explores how action learning has been used in inter-organisational settings. Two settings are presented: the first an EU-funded management development programme called the National Action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Institutional Cooperation, Organizational Development
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Donnenberg, Otmar; De Loo, Ivo – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
Action learning programmes are supposed to result in both personal and organizational development. However, organizational development can be negligible because, as the term implies, a connection must be secured between what has been learned by action learning participants and other members of an organization. Here, the facilitation and analysis…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Experiential Learning, Organizational Development, Performance Factors