Appreciative Inquiry and its Impact on United States Municipalities

Research Notes


In 2014, a preliminary review of literature found that Appreciative Inquiry practitioners indicated a need for further research into AI success and failure, identifying the processes and levers that lead to an outcome, and to fill
the gaps in AI literature. This study explored the use of AI as a methodology for change by US municipalities.


Author: Dr Anthony H. Schmidt Jr.

Dr Anthony H. Schmidt Jr. recently completed the Doctorate of Business program at the National Graduate School of Quality Management, and served as co-faculty. He served for 20 years in the US Navy as a certified Navy instructor. After transitioning from the Navy, he served as a safety and training officer in a US municipality. Contact:

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