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Workplace Logics, Kinds of Knowledge and Action Research
Responsible organisation
2006 (English)In: Systemic Practice and Action Research, ISSN 1094-429X, E-ISSN 1573-9295, Vol. 19, no 2, 189-200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Workplace logics signify attitudes that employees express in close interaction, formal decision-making and collaborative interventions. The term covers a metaphorical mental context rather than a mathematically coherent understanding of social control mechanisms that influence interlocutors in cooperative activity. Workplace logics relate to future-oriented choices that employees make so as to obtain targeted production goals. But logics also hold an explanatory potential. They enable for the researcher to account for social systems that need to be designed before they are acted on. The objective for analysing workplace logics is to turn attention away from language and focus on activity systems. Successful action research facilitates for individual and organizational learning, the latter of which is rarely fulfilled in contemporary research.

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Springer , 2006. Vol. 19, no 2, 189-200 p.
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Common ground, Design, Textual and actionable knowledge
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8542Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoFFEDCC0CFCA913C1C125749E00278F44OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-8542DiVA: diva2:836268
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2008-08-07 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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