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Conference Paper

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Runeson, G. (April, 2011). Action research into online publishing. Paper presented at 36th Annual Conference for Australian University Building Educators, Bond University, Gold Coast.


Action research is a suitable tool for research into the management of change in an organisation or community. While it combines the researcher and the change agent, and therefore incorporates the views and opinions of the researcher, it can help to shed light on problems that are not susceptible to other approaches. In this case, the action is the change to on-line publishing of the Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building that had achieved a very small circulation in a conventional format. The aim is to increase the availability of the journal without increase the costs. The various actions involved in changing the mode of operation are examined through their impact, to the extent that they can be isolated. The conclusion is that the actions have been beneficial, overall and in respect of the aims of increasing availability without increases in costs.



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