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Translating knowing that into knowing how: The case of trust in regional network building

Anne Haugen Gausdal, Jarle Moss Hildrum and Bjørn Gustavsen

International Journal of Action Research, 2014, vol. 10, issue 1, 8-33

Abstract: By asking: Can action research help transmit ordinary, conventional, descriptive-analytic knowledge?, we set out to explore the complementarity between the descriptive-analytic “knowing that” and the practical “knowing how” knowledge. Drawing on a longitudinal study, the paper shows how a theoretical concept: “trust”, was used as a practical vehicle for facilitating commitment to the network development process. The answer to the question is definitely positive. Moreover, it emerges that the debate on the different forms of knowledge fails to address what it actually means to construct practical orders. Only the embodiment of research knowledge into specific social constructions will demonstrate the potential gains of action.

Keywords: research roles; action research; regional networks; network development; trust-building (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A11 A13 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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