University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Professor Emeritus Peter Reason

Professor Peter Reason
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Publications

Leading Refereed Journal Papers
Books
Other Outputs

BA, PhD

Job Title:

Retired

Division:

Organisation Studies

Key Research Interests:

Human dimensions of sustainability

Research Interests

As Director of the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice at the University of Bath, England, Peter Reason was an international leader in the development of participative approaches to action research. In these forms of experiential inquiry all are co-researchers, contributing both to the thinking that forms the research and to the action that is its subject. He published widely, co-editing the Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice and the journal Action Research. Peter was also a founding faculty member of the pioneering Masters in Responsibility and Business Practice, addressing sustainability and justice in business; and led action research projects into the adoption of low carbon technologies in industry.

Since retiring from full time academic work, Peter has focussed on writing books and articles that link the tradition of nature writing with the ecological crisis of our times, drawing on scientific, ecological, philosophical and spiritual sources. His award-winning book Spindrift:A wilderness pilgrimage at sea weaves an exploration of the human place in the ecology of the planet into the story of a sailing voyage. In Search of Grace: An ecological pilgrimage will be published by Earth Books in 2017.

Peter is Professor Emeritus at the University of Bath, Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, and adjunct professor at California Institute for Integral Studies. Contact: peterreason@me.com. On line at peterreason.eu; peterreason.net; onthewesternedge.wordpress.com; @peterreason.

Publications

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Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Gearty, M. R., Bradbury-Huang, H. & Reason, P., 2015. Learning history in an open system: creating histories for sustainable futures. Management Learning, 46(1): 44-66, DOI: 0.1177/1350507613501735.

Reason, P., Coleman, G., Ballard, D., Williams, M., Gearty, M., Bond, C., et al. 2009. Insider Voices: Human dimensions of low carbon technology. Bath: Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice, University of Bath.

► older publications

Reason, P. 2007. Education for ecology: science, aesthetics, spirit and ceremony. Management Learning, 38(1): 27-44, DOI: 10.1177/1350507607073021.

Reason, P. 2006. Choice and quality in action research practice. Journal of Management Inquiry, 15(2): 187-203, DOI: 10.1177/1056492606288074.

Reason, P. 2006. A response to J. A. McKernan. Journal of Management Inquiry, 15(2): 207-208, DOI: 10.1177/1056492606288076.

Reason, P. 2005. Living as part of the whole.Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2(2): 35-41, DOI: 10.1080/15505170.2005.10411534.

Reason, P. 2004. Action research and the single case: A response to Bjørn Gustavsen. Concepts and Transformations, 8(3): 281-294, DOI: 10.1075/cat.8.3.09rea.

Reason, P. 2004. Commentary: Critical design ethnography as action research. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 35(2): 167-276, DOI: 10.1525/aeq.2004.35.2.269.

Reason, P. 2003. Pragmatist philosophy and action research: Readings and conversation with Richard Rorty. Action Research, 1(1): 103-123, DOI: 10.1177/14767503030011007.

Bradbury, H., & Reason, P. 2002 . Action research: an opportunity for revitalizing research purpose and practices. Qualitative Social Work, 2(2): 155-175, DOI: 10.1177/1473325003002002003.

Reason, P. 2002. Justice, Sustainability and participation: Inaugural professorial lecture. Concepts and Transformation, 7(1): 7-29, DOI: 10.1075/cat.7.1.03rea.

Reason, P. 2002. Special Issue- Editorial: The Practice of Co-operative Inquiry. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 15(3): 169-270, DOI: 10.1023/A:1016300523441.

Reason, P., & Torbert, W. R. 2001. The action turn: Toward a transformational social science. Concepts and Transformations, 6(1): 1-37, DOI: 10.1075/cat.6.1.02rea.

Reason, P. 2001. Earth community: Interview with Thomas Berry. Resurgence, 204: 10-14.

Reason, P. 2001. Participation, in writing, carving and teaching. ReVision, 23(4): 44-48.

Torbert, W. R., & Reason, P. 2001. Toward a participatory worldview part 1. ReVision, 24(1): 1-48.

Reason, P., & Torbert, W. R. 2001. Towards a participatory worldview part 2. ReVision, 24(2): 1-48.

Books

Reason, P. (In preparation 2017). In Search of Grace: An ecological pilgrimage: Earth Books.

Reason, P. (2014). Spindrift: A wilderness pilgrimage at sea. Bristol: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (originally published by Vala Publishing Cooperative).

Marshall, J., Coleman, G., & Reason, P. 2011. Leadership for Sustainability: An action research approach. Sheffield: Greenleaf.

Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. 2008. Handbook of Action Research: Participative inquiry and practice, (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. 2006. Handbook of Action Research: Concise paperback edition: 362. London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. 2001.Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice: 468. London: Sage Publications.

Other Outputs

Reason, P. (2016). Time and Ecological Pilgrimage. In M. Bastian, O. Jones, E. Roe, & M. Buser (Eds.), Participatory Research in more-than-human worlds London: Routledge.

Reason, P. (2015). Sailing with Gregory Bateson. In M. Brown & B. Humberstone (Eds.), Seascapes: Shaped by the Sea. Embodied narratives and fluid geographies (pp. 101-108). London: Ashgate.

Reason, P., & Canney, S. (2015). Action Research and Ecological Practice In H. Bradbury (Ed.), Sage Handbook of Action Research. (pp. 553-563). London: Sage Publications.

Seeley, C., & Reason, P. [In Press] 2008. Expressions of Energy: An epistemology of presentational knowing. In P. Liamputtong & J. Rumbold (Eds.), Knowing Differently: Arts-based and collaborative research methods. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. 2008. Introduction. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of Action Research: Participative inquiry and practice, (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications.

Heron, J., & Reason, P. 2008. Extending epistemology within a co-operative inquiry. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of Action Research: Participative inquiry and practice, (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications.

Gaya Wicks, P., Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. 2008. Living Inquiry: Personal, political and philosophical groundings of Action Research Practice. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of Action Research: Participative inquiry and practice, (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. 2008. Whither Action Research?. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of Action Research: Participative inquiry and practice, (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P., & Riley, S. 2008. Co-operative Inquiry: An action research practice. Qualitative Psychology: A practical guide to research methods, (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications. (Eds.) Smith J.

► older publications

Reason, P. 2007. Wilderness Experience in Ecological Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Eds.), Reynolds M, & Vince R.

McArdle, K. L., & Reason, P. 2007. Action Research and Organization Development. In T. C. Cummings (Eds.), Handbook of Organization Development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Reason, P., & McArdle, K. L. 2004. Brief Notes on the Theory and Practice of Action Research. In S. Becker & Bryman (Eds.), A Understanding Research Methods for Social Policy and Practice. London: The Polity Press.

Reason, P. 2003. Doing Co-operative Inquiry. In J. Smith (Eds.), Qualitative Psychology: A Practical Guide to Methods. London: Sage Publications.

Bradbury, H., & Reason, P. 2001. Conclusion: Broadening the Bandwidth of Validity: Issues and choice points for improving quality in action research. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of Action Research: Participative inquiry and practice: 467-455. London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. 2001. Inquiry and Participation in Search of a World Worthy of Human Aspiration. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of Action Research: Participative inquiry and practice: 1-14. London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P. 2001. Learning and Change through Action Research. In J. Henry (Eds.), Creative Management: 182-194. London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P., & Marshall, J. 2001. On Supervising Graduate Research Students. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice: 413-419. London and Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Reason, P., & Bradbury, H. 2001. Preface. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of Action Research: Participative inquiry and practice: xxiii-xxxxi. London: Sage Publications.

Heron, J., & Reason, P. 2001. The Practice of Co-operative Inquiry: Research with rather than on people. In P. Reason & H. Bradbury (Eds.), Handbook of Action Research: Participative inquiry and practice: 179-188. London: Sage Publications.

Reason, P. 2001. Verso una visione del mondo ecologica e partecipativa. Pluriverso: biblioteca delle idee per la cività planetaria. 4: 58-64.