The dual agenda and collaborative interactive action research methodology: Reflections on gender, methodology and organisational change

Baird, M, Charlesworth, S, Beck, D and Cartwright, S 2006, 'The dual agenda and collaborative interactive action research methodology: Reflections on gender, methodology and organisational change', in 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road, Refereed Proceedings Of The 20th Conference Of The Association Of Industrial Relations Academics Of Australia And New Zealand , Adelaide, Australia, 1-3 February 2006.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title The dual agenda and collaborative interactive action research methodology: Reflections on gender, methodology and organisational change
Author(s) Baird, M
Charlesworth, S
Beck, D
Cartwright, S
Year 2006
Conference name 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road, 20th Conference Of The Association Of Industrial Relations Academics Of Australia And New Zealand
Conference location Adelaide, Australia
Conference dates 1-3 February 2006
Proceedings title 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road, Refereed Proceedings Of The 20th Conference Of The Association Of Industrial Relations Academics Of Australia And New Zealand
Publisher Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ)
Place of publication Adelaide, Australia
Abstract This paper explores the process of research and qualitative methodology using an explicit gender lens. In particular, the paper offers reflections on our experience with the 'Dual Agenda' concept of gender equity and organisational effectiveness and its associated methodology, as we have applied it in two Australian organisations. We report on the organisational entry and diagnosis stages; reactions from organisational members; and our experiences as an all female research team interrogating gender, organisational effectiveness and the `ideal worker¿. In the new industrial relations environment we suggest that it will become even more critical that the link between gender equity and organisational effectiveness is made. Yet, if our research is a guide, this is not easy to achieve.
Subjects Business and Management not elsewhere classified
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