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2012. Global finance as an action research domain: Testing the boundaries

Global finance as an action research domain:  Testing the boundaries.  Action Research. 10(1) pp40-60.

Abstract:   Conducting action research with large global systems presents particular challenges. A major one is the need to easily and succinctly present complexity in a way that is meaningful for stakeholders and supports developing their connections to take effective joint action. The Global Finance Initiative (GFI) explored the use of three different visual mapping methodologies to help address this challenge. These are associated with social network analysis methodologies. But of course other issues with a global action research project also are significant. Identifying participants requires selecting from billions of people who are stakeholders. Additionally, this project also explored the role of action researchers as initiators of change, rather than ones invited into a change arena. To address some of these challenges, this article draws from the GFI experience and proposes an eight-step methodology.

2011. A Report to Support Development of GOLDEN v2.0

A Report to Support Development of GOLDEN v2.0.  Report to the Management Team of the Global Organizational Learning and DEvelopment Network.

2011. An Independent Review of the Implementation and Impact of the International Land Coalition 2007-2011 Strategic Framework

iScale (Steve Waddell, Horacio Trujillo). An Independent Review of the Implementation and Impact of the International Land Coalition 2007-2011 Strategic Framework. Summary Report to the International Land Coalition.

2011. 2011. Global Action Networks: Creating our future together

book cover-smallGlobal Action Networks: Creating our future together.  Part of the Bocconi (University) on Management Series.  Hampshire, UK.  Palgrave-Macmillan. 2011. Get Chapter 1 and Table of Contents here.  To order in the US/Canada go here. To order elsewhere go here.

Some comments about Global Action Networks:  Creating our future together:

"All the great challenges of our time, from climate change to poverty, require private actors to be part of the solution. The search is on to build and nurture effective collaborations so that individual actions become transformative movements within and across countries and regions. Steve Waddell is showing us what works and what doesn’t in the rapidly evolving world of Global Action Networks. This book is not only a superb analysis of the current state of affairs. It also shows pathways for a better future."– Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Office.

"The concept of Global Action Networks is important for understanding a new, fascinating reality for different actors of governance addressing critical issues in the world. With this book Steve is making a valuable contribution to advancing both the concept and the practice of strengthening governance at every level."– Peter Eigen, Founder – Transparency International (TI) and Chairman – Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

 

Ospina, S.M. Paradox and Collaboration in Network Management.

Ospina, S.M. and A. Saz-Carranza, Paradox and Collaboration in Network Management. Administration & Society, 2010. 42(4): p. 404-440.

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