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McPhee, C., Hoppe, M. & Lindhult, E. (2019). Editorial: Action Research. Technology Innovation Management Review, 9(4), 3-5
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Editorial: Action Research
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Technology Innovation Management Review, ISSN 1927-0321, E-ISSN 1927-0321, Vol. 9, nr 4, s. 3-5Artikel i tidskrift, Editorial material (Övrigt vetenskapligt) Published
Abstract [en]

Through this special issue we sought to publish articles that will help us better understand how academia and practice can work together through new and contemporary accounts of “action research” and its close relative “participatory action research”, which stresses the mutuality of the approach.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Ottawa: , 2019
Nyckelord
Action research, participatory action research, innovation
Nationell ämneskategori
Teknik och teknologier Företagsekonomi
Forskningsämne
industriell ekonomi och organisation; innovation och design
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43277 (URN)
Tillgänglig från: 2019-04-30 Skapad: 2019-04-30 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-06-04Bibliografiskt granskad
McPhee, C., Hoppe, M. & Lindhult, E. (2019). Editorial: Action Research. Technology Innovation Management Review, 9(5), 3-5
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Editorial: Action Research
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Technology Innovation Management Review, ISSN 1927-0321, E-ISSN 1927-0321, Vol. 9, nr 5, s. 3-5Artikel i tidskrift, Editorial material (Övrigt vetenskapligt) Published
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
CARLETON UNIV GRAPHIC SERVICES, 2019
Nyckelord
action research, participatory research, participative, innovation
Nationell ämneskategori
Ekonomi och näringsliv
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46342 (URN)10.22215/timreview/1236 (DOI)000469475800001 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2019-12-13 Skapad: 2019-12-13 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-12-13Bibliografiskt granskad
Lindhult, E. (2019). Scientific Excellence in Participatory and Action Research: Part I. Rethinking Research Quality. Technology Innovation Management Review, 9(5), 6-21
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Scientific Excellence in Participatory and Action Research: Part I. Rethinking Research Quality
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Technology Innovation Management Review, ISSN 1927-0321, E-ISSN 1927-0321, Vol. 9, nr 5, s. 6-21Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

A core impetus of participatory and action research is making science relevant and useful for solving pressing problems and improving social conditions, and enabling stakeholders to participate in research and development processes. There are claims in the community of participatory and action research of the potential for heightened scientific excellence, but at the same time, there are critiques in the mainstream community that more engaged, even activist, stances threaten scientific norms or that position these type of research approaches outside the field of science, for example, as issues of application. In the search of clarification of the scientific identity and the specific qualities of participatory and action research, scholars have been moving away from and sometimes have rejected traditional conceptions of quality. This leads to confusion about how to relate to the discourse on research quality and scientific excellence in mainstream science. Integration in this discourse is important in order to attain academic legitimation in prevailing institutions of science, for example, in applications for funding, in seeking to publish research, and in the acceptance of dissertations based on participatory and action research. The purpose of this article is to contribute to this integration by reconstructing the way traditional quality concepts - validity, reliability, and objectivity - can be fruitfully used in expanded frameworks for quality where scientific excellence of participatory and action approaches are visible and where mainstream science approaches also can be harboured. In this conceptual article, reconstruction of understanding of scientific inquiry is first made based on a praxis-oriented epistemology inspired by pragmatism. Through rethinking truth as trustworthiness, new proposals for the conceptualization and frames for research quality and scientific excellence are introduced. Second, a framework for understanding purpose in science and its basis in validity, reliability, and the core characteristics of participatory and action research is developed. Third, the turn to action, practice, and participation enables plural ways of knowing and ways that knowledge claims can be validated and made trustworthy. The article concludes that participatory and action research offers a broader landscape of purpose and validation than more traditional approaches to science. In a subsequent article, reliability and objectivity, and their use in participatory and action research, will be clarified.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
CARLETON UNIV GRAPHIC SERVICES, 2019
Nyckelord
action research, participatory research, quality
Nationell ämneskategori
Annan samhällsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-44525 (URN)10.22215/timreview/1237 (DOI)000469475800002 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2019-06-25 Skapad: 2019-06-25 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-06-25Bibliografiskt granskad
Lindhult, E. (2019). Scientific Excellence in Participatory and Action Research: Part II. Rethinking Objectivity and Reliability. Technology Innovation Management Review, 9(5), 22-33
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Scientific Excellence in Participatory and Action Research: Part II. Rethinking Objectivity and Reliability
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Technology Innovation Management Review, ISSN 1927-0321, E-ISSN 1927-0321, Vol. 9, nr 5, s. 22-33Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to deal with the following question: Can the concepts of reliability and objectivity be reconceptualized and reappropriated to enable understanding of scientific excellence in participatory and action research? The article shows that it is fruitful to consider the "subjective" and active role of researchers as vital in enabling scientific objectivity and reliability. As an expansion from a replication logic, reliability can be conceptualized as adaptive, goal-seeking, dynamically regulated processes enabled by effective organization of interactive and participatory learning processes where all participants can contribute to learning and correction in inquiry. Instead of erasing subjectivity, objectivity can be enabled by critical subjectivity, intersubjectivity, practical wisdom, impartial norms of inquiry, and open democratic dialogue. Reliability and objectivity in this understanding can be enabled by participatory and action research through skilful performance of research practices such as reflective conversations between parties, dialogue conferences, experimentation, and experiential learning as part of action-research cycles, etc., which are common in participatory and action research initiatives and projects. By rethinking validity, reliability, and objectivity, recognizing the substantially more active and participatory stances enables scientific excellence, it can expand the repertoire of strategies for promoting research quality, and it helps to mainstream this type of approach in the scientific community.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
CARLETON UNIV GRAPHIC SERVICES, 2019
Nyckelord
action research, participatory research, objectivity, reliability
Nationell ämneskategori
Annan samhällsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-44526 (URN)10.22215/timreview/1238 (DOI)000469475800003 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2019-06-25 Skapad: 2019-06-25 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-06-25Bibliografiskt granskad
Lindhult, E. & Coghlan, D. (2019). The Status and Future of Action Research: An Interview with Professor David Coghlan. Technology Innovation Management Review, 9(6), 42-49
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>The Status and Future of Action Research: An Interview with Professor David Coghlan
2019 (Engelska)Ingår i: Technology Innovation Management Review, ISSN 1927-0321, E-ISSN 1927-0321, Vol. 9, nr 6, s. 42-49Artikel i tidskrift, Editorial material (Övrigt vetenskapligt) Published
Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
CARLETON UNIV GRAPHIC SERVICES, 2019
Nyckelord
action research, insider action research, interview, David Coghlan, interiority, reflection
Nationell ämneskategori
Ekonomi och näringsliv
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-44830 (URN)10.22215/timreview/1248 (DOI)000472945100005 ()
Tillgänglig från: 2019-07-11 Skapad: 2019-07-11 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-07-11Bibliografiskt granskad
Lindhult, E., Chirumalla, K., Oghazi, P. & Parida, V. (2018). Value logics for service innovation: practice-driven implications for service-dominant logic. Service Business: An International Journal, 12(3), 457-481
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Value logics for service innovation: practice-driven implications for service-dominant logic
2018 (Engelska)Ingår i: Service Business: An International Journal, ISSN 1862-8516, E-ISSN 1862-8508, Vol. 12, nr 3, s. 457-481Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Service-dominant logic (SDL) provides a conceptual understanding of and widens the view on value creation in service innovation for product-centric companies. However, empirical research linking SDL and service innovation is still limited albeit expanding. This study provides insights beyond existing discussions on product and service dimensions using the theoretical lens of the value logic perspective. More specifically, the purpose of this study is to examine how value can be understood, targeted, and created in the pursuit of service innovation by product-centric manufacturing companies. Building on a previous investigation of two multinational product-centric manufacturing companies, this paper identifies and develops a theoretical model to describe the space shift in service innovation with four different kinds of value logics, namely, product-based value logic, service-based value logic, virtual-based value logic, and systemic-based value logic. Using a digitalization-driven new service innovation, namely the My Control System, which is a web-based service delivery platform, this paper describes space shifts to enhance value through four value logics as efforts. Further, challenges associated with different value logics are described in terms of complexity traps and service gaps. The study also contributes to bridging the gap between SDL theory and practice by developing a midrange theoretical model for value creation as a specification and amendment to SDL that supports SDL-guided service innovation and servitization in practice.

Nyckelord
Servitization, Product service system, Advance services, Value co-creation, Digitalization, Business model innovation
Nationell ämneskategori
Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38630 (URN)10.1007/s11628-018-0361-1 (DOI)000440150700002 ()2-s2.0-85040765717 (Scopus ID)
Projekt
XPRES - Excellence in Production ResearchSIMGIC - Service Innovation Management in Global Industrial Companies
Tillgänglig från: 2018-03-06 Skapad: 2018-03-06 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-11-05Bibliografiskt granskad
Read, S. & Lindhult, E. (2016). Technology and transition: 'progressive evolution of regimes and the consequences for energy regime change. Paper presented at Applied Energy Symposium and Summit - Low Carbon Cities and Urban Energy Systems (CUE), NOV 15-17, 2015, Fuzhou, PEOPLES R CHINA. Energy Procedia, 88(1), 9-15
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Technology and transition: 'progressive evolution of regimes and the consequences for energy regime change
2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: Energy Procedia, ISSN 1876-6102, E-ISSN 1876-6102, Vol. 88, nr 1, s. 9-15Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Transition of energy systems has been under-theorised. We have argued previously that energy efficiency as a strategy for fossil fuel replacement is inadequate as energy demand is not being reduced by efficiency alone. This paper is intended to elaborate further on the reasons. We require better answers to better questions about the nature of energy regimes and how they resist change. Our present-day socio-technical energy regime is a global integrated technical arrangement based on cheap high-yield energy sources (fossil fuels) with built-in 'progressive' social and economic directions. This 'progressive' change relies on cheap energy as a resource towards ever greater global integration and economic efficiency. Energy regime change will be not a tinkering at the edges but will require a dismantling of this 'progressive' tendency with radical retrogressive economic and social consequences. We conclude a change of our relationship with energy will require the reversal of a contingent 'progressive' tendency that is as old as mankind and the necessarily modest building of a new infrastructural apparatus designed to a new 'end', or the reversion to previous low or lower demand apparatus based on non-fossil energy sources. Both solutions would imply major social and economic changes which we will deal with in another paper. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2016
Nyckelord
energy transition, urban energy system, socio-technical systems, systemic lock-in
Nationell ämneskategori
Energiteknik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38117 (URN)10.1016/j.egypro.2016.06.004 (DOI)000387975200002 ()2-s2.0-85007551045 (Scopus ID)
Konferens
Applied Energy Symposium and Summit - Low Carbon Cities and Urban Energy Systems (CUE), NOV 15-17, 2015, Fuzhou, PEOPLES R CHINA
Tillgänglig från: 2018-01-22 Skapad: 2018-01-22 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-01-29Bibliografiskt granskad
Read, S., Lindhult, E. & Mashayekhi, A. (2016). The inefficiencies of energy efficiency: Reviewing the strategic role of energy efficiency and its effectiveness in alleviating climate change. Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning, 2016(Spec. Iss. 5), 77-87
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>The inefficiencies of energy efficiency: Reviewing the strategic role of energy efficiency and its effectiveness in alleviating climate change
2016 (Engelska)Ingår i: Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning, ISSN 2069-3419, Vol. 2016, nr Spec. Iss. 5, s. 77-87Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Our present economy is high-energy and demand-intensive, demand met through the use of high energy yield fossil fuels. Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources are proposed as the solution and named the ‘twin pillars’ of sustainable energy policy. Increasing energy efficiencies are expected to reduce energy demand and fossil fuel use and allow renewables to close the ‘replacement gap’. However, the simple fact is that fossil fuel use is still rising to meet increasing global demand and even when demand is stabilised, the substantial energy efficiencies achieved are not delivering the expected reductions in energy demand. The net effect is that efficiencies are gained and renewable energy use is increasing, even though the replacement of fossils is not an immediately plausible possibility. This points to the under-theorised problems in the ‘efficiency and replacement’ formula. We argue the need to pay closer attention to the ‘systemicity’ of the problem and to the technical and practical systems involved in energy demand. There are a number of detailed reasons why the ‘efficiency and replacement’ equation has become problematic (‘globality’, energy yield, ‘rebound’ and ‘momentum’ effects) and we include a short review of these and relate them to our ‘systemicity’ argument. We argue there is a need for better thinking, but also for a new primary instrument to drastically reduce energy demand and fossil fuel use. Attention should be urgently shifted from gains in energy efficiency to substantial year-over-year reductions in demand.

Nyckelord
Energy demand, Energy efficiency, Energy sustainability, Energy systems, Infrastructures, Sustainable energy policy
Nationell ämneskategori
Energiteknik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-31238 (URN)10.19188/08JSSPSI052016 (DOI)000408238100008 ()2-s2.0-84958741381 (Scopus ID)
Tillgänglig från: 2016-03-03 Skapad: 2016-03-03 Senast uppdaterad: 2020-02-19Bibliografiskt granskad
Chirumalla, K. & Lindhult, E. (2015). Organizing Experience Feedback Loops for Continuous Innovation. In: 16th International Continuous Innovation Network Conference CINet 15: . Paper presented at 16th International Continuous Innovation Network Conference CINet 15, 13-15 Sep 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Organizing Experience Feedback Loops for Continuous Innovation
2015 (Engelska)Ingår i: 16th International Continuous Innovation Network Conference CINet 15, 2015Konferensbidrag, Publicerat paper (Refereegranskat)
Nationell ämneskategori
Annan teknik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28157 (URN)
Konferens
16th International Continuous Innovation Network Conference CINet 15, 13-15 Sep 2015, Stockholm, Sweden
Projekt
SIMGIC - Service Innovation Management in Global Industrial Companies
Tillgänglig från: 2015-06-12 Skapad: 2015-06-08 Senast uppdaterad: 2015-06-12Bibliografiskt granskad
Lindhult, E. (2015). Towards democratic scientific inquiry?: Participatory democracy, philosophy of science and the future of action research. In: Action Research for Democracy: New Ideas and Perspectives from Scandinavia (pp. 199-215). Taylor and Francis
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Towards democratic scientific inquiry?: Participatory democracy, philosophy of science and the future of action research
2015 (Engelska)Ingår i: Action Research for Democracy: New Ideas and Perspectives from Scandinavia, Taylor and Francis , 2015, s. 199-215Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

One common feature of different variants of Action Research and Interactive Research is the rejection of technocratic, undemocratic streaks in science and inquiry, particularly those emanating from different aspects of the still quite strong positivist and contemplative academic heritage (Toulmin 2001). Action Research was, from the Lewinian start, already seen as a form of research to further the democratic process. A basic impetus in Participatory Action Research and Interactive Research is bringing practitioners into the scientific research process (Fals-Borda & Rahman 1991; Nielsen & Svensson 2006). This chapter will focus on the explicit or implicit democratising ambitions and tendencies in many of these types of approaches. I believe most of us value democracy and would see science as in service to it. The point here is to take the argument a step further in line with a position of a leading researcher in the field of Acton Research, who wrote, “Democracy does not only function as ‘something that is good’, but also as a theory of science point of departure-as the system of thought underlying the construction of the concept and-at a later stage-the survey of ‘facts’ and shaping of praxis” (Gustavsen 1990, p. 98). Democratising science raises the question of whether science will become more or less scientific? How can participatory democracy contribute to the scientific quality of inquiry? Or does it stifle it? Will the democratising researcher lose scientific perspective and become a political activist or a consultant-be it of a managerial or emancipatory kind? How can the academic researcher be engaged, useful and democratic-as well as scientific-at the same time? The purpose of the chapter is to develop a number of different arguments for taking participatory democracy not only as an extra-scientific value that, however commendable, should not disturb the scientific process, but as a comparatively advantageous philosophy of science orientation for Action and Interactive Research (see, e.g. Novotny, Scott & Gibbons 2001; Toulmin & Gustavsen 1996). I develop five types of arguments-empirical, epistemological, moral, institutional and political-which commend participatory democracy as a philosophy of science point of departure.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Taylor and Francis, 2015
Nationell ämneskategori
Annan samhällsvetenskap
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-43079 (URN)10.4324/9781315659909 (DOI)2-s2.0-85062073299 (Scopus ID)
Tillgänglig från: 2019-04-11 Skapad: 2019-04-11 Senast uppdaterad: 2019-04-11Bibliografiskt granskad
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Identifikatorer
ORCID-id: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-1902-5155

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