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Action research in policy making: a case in the dairy industry in Gujarat, India

Action research in policy making: a case in the dairy industry in Gujarat, India
Action research in policy making: a case in the dairy industry in Gujarat, India

Action research has been extensively used world-wide for decision making related to policy due to its nature of involving the researcher and decision maker in the process. Following independence in India, one of the major revolutions was brought about in the dairy sector with regard to complete management systems. Most innovations and changes occurred in the line function while the staff function was more often neglected in the overall change. The authors undertook an action research study focusing on staff function and relayed improvements that can influence policy related to decision making. The authors have also developed the MPS model for staff function which can help a company or industry in appraising their own staff and functions which can thereby aid in utilising their potential.

Action research, Dairy industry, Innovation and change, Policy change, Staff function
0951-5666
344-363
Mehta, Dhawal
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Pancholi, Jatin
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Shukla, Paurav
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Mehta, Dhawal
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Pancholi, Jatin
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Shukla, Paurav
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Mehta, Dhawal, Pancholi, Jatin and Shukla, Paurav (2004) Action research in policy making: a case in the dairy industry in Gujarat, India. AI and Society, 18 (4), 344-363. (doi:10.1007/s00146-003-0288-4).

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Abstract

Action research has been extensively used world-wide for decision making related to policy due to its nature of involving the researcher and decision maker in the process. Following independence in India, one of the major revolutions was brought about in the dairy sector with regard to complete management systems. Most innovations and changes occurred in the line function while the staff function was more often neglected in the overall change. The authors undertook an action research study focusing on staff function and relayed improvements that can influence policy related to decision making. The authors have also developed the MPS model for staff function which can help a company or industry in appraising their own staff and functions which can thereby aid in utilising their potential.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 12 November 2003
Published date: October 2004
Keywords: Action research, Dairy industry, Innovation and change, Policy change, Staff function

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Local EPrints ID: 430162
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/430162
ISSN: 0951-5666
PURE UUID: d2fe3cf9-930c-4b6b-a38d-238e551b975b
ORCID for Paurav Shukla: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1957-8622

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Date deposited: 15 Apr 2019 16:30
Last modified: 10 Nov 2021 03:57

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Author: Dhawal Mehta
Author: Jatin Pancholi
Author: Paurav Shukla ORCID iD

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