Mode-2 Knowledge Production within Community-Based Sustainability Projects: Applying Textual and Thematic Analytics to Action Research Conversations

Date

2020-11-10

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MDPI

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Article

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Yes

Abstract

sense of expertise in this role as a broker of Mode-2 knowledge or their own understanding about what it is that they are doing in facilitating community-scale changes. Privileging an emphasis on language-in-use research in organizational theory, this study analyzed the transcriptions of facilitated action research (AR) meetings of a case study STP by applying text mining methods in conjunction with a thematic analysis, the latter exploring insights gained across themes of governance, delivery, networks, challenges, and learning. The findings from these analyses are discussed with reference to how the case study STP staff group construes their work in the domain of sustainability and the generation and acquisition of relevant knowledge and learning in this specialized subsector of community development.

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open access article

Keywords

organizational learning, Mode-2 knowledge production, language-in-use, text mining, sustainability transition projects

Citation

Mitchell, A.S. (2020) Mode-2 Knowledge Production within Community-Based Sustainability Projects: Applying Textual and Thematic Analytics to Action Research Conversations. Administrative Sciences, 10(90), doi:10.3390/admsci10040090

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Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)