The Theory and Practice of Action Research in Work Organizations

  • P. Michael Foster


Most action researchers use concepts that may be traced back to Lewin. Few attempts have been made, however, to outline the similarities and differences among the various approaches to planned organizational change. This is at-tempted here by considering the history of action research, by evolving a definition, and by looking at the elements of theory and practice.


Change Agent Work Organization Interpersonal Relation Collaborative Relationship Action Researcher 
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© Tavistock Institute of Human Relations 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Michael Foster
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  1. 1.Tavistock Institute of Human RelationsLondonEngland

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