Coming Alive as Researchers: A Generative Conversation with Drs Arne Carlsen and Jane Dutton

February 2024
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In this article, Lindsey Godwin interviews Arne Carlsen and Jane Dutton in a conversation about what it means to embrace generativity as a researcher, the role Appreciative Inquiry plays in their research methods, and recent writing exploring awe, wonder and transcendence.


Author: Arne Carlsen

Arne Carlsen is a professor in organizational behavior at BI Norwegian Business School. He often uses Appreciative Inquiry in action research and studies facets of human growth in organizations, typically linked to topics of change, idea work, agency, wonder and hope. 


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Author: Jane Dutton

Jane Dutton is the Robert Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Business and Psychology at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. She is the co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations and is passionate about fostering human flourishing at work. 


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