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Constructive Discourse and Human Organizations (Advances in Appreciative Inquiry #1) (Hardcover)

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By David L. Cooperrider (Editor), Michel Avital (Editor)
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This is book number 1 in the Advances in Appreciative Inquiry series.


Appreciative Inquiry has touched and affected the life of thousands who apply its principles in a wide range of settings including industry, government, spiritual and not-for-profit organizations. "The Advances in Appreciative Inquiry" series advocates an organizational science that focuses on advancing a scholarship of positive human organizations, positive relationships and positive modalities of change, which promise to be of world benefit for individuals, organizations and communities. The book series is dedicated to building such a discipline through the advancement of Appreciative Inquiry as an approach to organizational inquiry and human development, and through the interdisciplinary articulation of non-deficit theories of positive change processes in human systems. Guided by the ethos of Appreciative Inquiry, the book series supports a relentless inquiry into the true, the good, the better and the possible. It is dedicated to advancing a "scholarship of the positive" and "positive scholarship." The book series aims to facilitate an emergent dialogue within the social sciences and to support innovative and challenging work. Setting the stage for the series, the first volume, "Constructive Discourse and Human Organization," revolves around three main themes: we live in worlds our questions create, appreciative discourse and narrative, and the design of inquiring systems.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780762308927
ISBN-10: 0762308923
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Publication Date: May 6th, 2004
Pages: 357
Language: English
Series: Advances in Appreciative Inquiry