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Presentation
As consultants and action researchers, we contribute to organizational development in private and public organizations through dialogue with the relevant parties. We do courses, processes and lectures in Danish and English on leadership, dialogues, coaching, conflict facilitation, difficult conversations, etc.

Marianne Kristiansen, Ph.D., was educated as cand. mag. in English and Danish, trained as a psychodynamic and body psychotherapist. She was an associate professor at the University in Aalborg, Denmark. Besides being an action researcher and a consultant, she has taught at the Master of Conflict Resolution, the Department of Law, University of Copenhagen. She was a co-editor of the international journals, Action Research, Sage, London, and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Action Research, Germany.

Jørgen Bloch-Poulsen, Ph.D., was educated as M.A. Research (mag. art.) in the history of ideas, and as a psychoanalyst. Besides being a consultant he was senior external lecturer at the Master of Conflict Resolution, Department of Law, University of Copenhagen; senior external lecturer at the Master of Professional Communication, Roskilde University, and an associate professor in employee competence development and organizational change processes at Aalborg University, CPH, Department of Learning and Philosophy.

Customers
Among our customers we would like to mention Bang & Olufsen, CSC, Danfoss, Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR); Danish State Railways (DSB), Ecco, Grundfos, ISS, Lego, Rockwool, SAS, TDC, and Vestas.

Courses and processes
The titles of some of the courses we did in English are

Leadership programme: Inspiring and motivating
The manager as communicator
Improved cooperation
The working group as a team

Books and articles in English and Portuguese

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2019). Does organizational action research have a future? International Journal of Action Research (in press).

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2017). Participation and social engineering in early organizational action research: Lewin and the Harwood studies. International Journal of Action Research Press. International Journal of Action Research, 13(2), 154- 177.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2017). Organizational Action Research. In C.R. Scott & L. K. Lewis (Eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. London, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2016). Participatory hierarchies – a challenge in organizational action research. International Journal of Action Research Press, 12(2), 144-171.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J (2014). Power and contexts – some societal conditions for participatory projects – Clashes between economic-management and pedagogic-social Discourses. International Journal of Action Research, 10(3) 339-375.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2014). Report from the Conference on Participation and Power, Aalborg University/Copenhagen, Denmark, 05‒07.06.2013. International Journal of Action Research)

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (Eds.) (2014). Participation and power in participatory research and action research. Aalborg: Aalborg University Press.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2014). Editorial: An invitation to participate in ongoing dialogues on action research and participatory research.  In: M. Kristiansen & J. Bloch-Poulsen (Eds.) Participation and power in participatory research and action research. Aalborg: Aalborg University Press.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2014). Questions of power in participatory projects – Participation in organizations and in research. In: M. Kristiansen & J. Bloch-Poulsen (Eds.) Participation and power in participatory research and action research. Aalborg: Aalborg University Press.

Dalgaard, L.G., Johannsen, L.V., Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2014). Differences as a potential vehicle of organizational development? – co-researching-on-action. In: M. Kristiansen & J. Bloch-Poulsen (Eds.) Participation and power in participatory research and action research. Aalborg: Aalborg University Press. Aalborg.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen. J. (2014). Participacao como desdobramento de poder na pesquisa-acao dialogica en organizacoes: reflexes sobre interesses de conhecimento conflitantes e practicalibidade. In: D. Streck, E. A. Sobottka & E. Eggert (Eds.). Conhecer e transformar: pesquisa-acao e pesquisa participante em dialogo international. Curitiba: Editora CRV (http://www.editoracrv.com.br/?f=produto_detalhes&pid=4063)

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2013a). Participacao na pesquisa-acao: Entre a metodologia e a visao de mundo, participacao e codeterminacao, Trabalho & Educacao, vol. 22(1), 37-53 (to be downloaded at:  www.fae.ufmg.br/trabalhoeeducacao .

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J (2013b). Participation and Power – Editorial. International Journal of Action Research, 9(1), 6-13.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2013). Participatory knowledge production and power – co-determination through dissensus in dialogic organizational action research. In L. Phillips, M. Kristiansen, M. Vehviläinen & E. Gunnarsson, E. (Eds.) Knowledge and Power in Collaborative Research: A Reflexive Approach. London: Routledge.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2011). Participation as enactment of power in dialogic organizational action research – Reflections on conflicting knowledge interests and actionability. International Journal of Action Research, 7(3) 347-380.

Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2011). Dialogic Dissensus Approach – a Model for Research Based Facilitation of Innovation? In Fulford, H. (Ed), Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (15-16 September 2011) (p.136-143). Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University/Aberdeen Business School.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2010). Employee Driven Innovation in Teams – innovative potential, dialogue, and dissensus. International Journal of Action Research, 6(2-3), 155-195.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2008).Working with “not knowing” amid power dynamics among managers: From faultfinding and exclusion towards co-learning and inclusion. In H. Bradbury & P. Reason (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Action Research: Participative inquiry and practice. London, Sage.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2006). Involvement as a Dilemma. Between Dialogue and Discussion in Team Based Organizations. International Journal of Action Research, 2(2), 163-197

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2005). Midwifery and dialogue in organizations. Emergent, mutual involvement in action research.München. Rainer Hampp Verlag..

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2004). Self-referentiality as a power mechanism. Towards dialogic action research. Action research, 2(4), 371-388.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (2000). The challenge of the unspoken in organizations. Caring container as a dialogic answer? Southern Communication Journal, 65(2 & 3), 176 – 190.

Kristiansen, M. & Bloch-Poulsen, J. (1998). Productive Dialogues: Golddigging Midwives. Cybernetics and Human Knowing, 5(3), 37-54.

Contact
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Branch office: Liver Å Vej 4, Tornby, DK-9850 Hirtshals
Tel.: + 45 20275655 (MK)+45 40177352 (JB-P)
E-mail: mariannek@dialog-mj.dk and joergenbp@dialog-mj.dk
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