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Reflexive Inquiry
A Framework for Consultancy Practice
Christine Oliver, 2005
Karnac, London.
ISBN 1 85575 358 8

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The impetus for this book came from an appreciation that reflexivity, for both consultant and client, is the core ingredient for facilitating the "changing organization". Central to this belief, Reflexive Inquiry draws on the spirit of five overlapping theoretical traditions - systemic, social constructionist, critical, appreciative and complexity. These principles each offer a contribution to the management of reflexive consciousness and are used to shape consultancy practice.
Christine Oliver

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Oliver, C. (forthcoming). The Collapsed Chair Consultation : Making Moments of Significance Work. Human Systems Full text.

Oliver, C. (2005). Reflexive Inquiry: A Framework for Consultancy Practice. Karnac, London. More details

Oliver, C. (2005). Critical appreciative inquiry: reworking a consultancy discourse. In: E. Peck (Ed.), Organisational Development in Healthcare. Oxford: Radcliffe.

Oliver, C., Herasymowych, M. & Senko, H. (2003). Complexity, Relationships, and Strange Loops: Reflexive Practice Guide. MHA Institute, Canada. More details and order form.

Barge, J.K. & Oliver, C. (2003). Working with appreciation in managerial practice. Academy of Management Journal, 28 (1) 124-142. Full text.

Oliver, C. & Barge, J.K. (2002). Appreciative Inquiry as aesthetic sensitivity: coordination of meaning, purpose and reflexivity, in Dalsgaard, C., Meisner, T. & Voetmann, K. (eds) Change: Appreciative conversations in theory and practice, Psykologisk Forlag, Denmark. Full text.

Oliver, C. & Brittain, G. (2001). Situated knowledge management. Career Development International, Vol. 6, No. 7. Full text.

Oliver, C. (1996). Systemic eloquence. Human Systems: the journal of systemic consultation and management, Vol. 7, p. 247-264. Full text.

Oliver, C. & Lang, S. (1994). Managing difficult people. Managing: in Local Government and Education. Nov/Dec issue. Full text.

Oliver, C. (1992). A focus on moral story-making in therapy using Co-ordinated Management of Meaning (CMM). Human Systems: the journal of systemic consultation and management, Vol. 3, p.217-231.