publication . Article . 2017

Assessing the value of action learning for social enterprises and charities

Sue Smith; Laurie Smith;
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  • Published: 21 Feb 2017 Journal: Action Learning: Research and Practice, volume 14, pages 230-242 (issn: 1476-7333, eissn: 1476-7341, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
In this paper we evaluate action learning for leaders of social enterprises and charities. Based on ethnographic research including participant observation, facilitator reflective diary notes and in-depth, qualitative interviews with participants of two action learning sets undertaken over eight months, analysed using Wenger, Trayner, and de Laat [2011, “Promoting and Assessing Value Creation in Communities and Networks: A Conceptual Framework.” Open universiteit, Ruud de Moor Centrum.] value creation framework, we show how the current and future value of action learning is perceived by the p...
free text keywords: N200, N224, Sociology, Ethnography, Facilitator, Participant observation, Public relations, business.industry, business, Qualitative research, Experiential learning, Entrepreneurship, Future value, Action learning
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