Field-configuring events and action research:A case study from Sparta
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Original versionSvare H, Vathakou. Field-configuring events and action research:A case study from Sparta. International Journal of Action Research. 2017;13(3):240-260 http://doi.org/10.3224/ijar.v13i3.04
FCE theory was developed within neo-institutional theory, the aim of which is to understand how institutions and organisations function and change. In this paper, we match this theory with another theoretical tradition: that of action research. We use this theoretical framework to analyse and reflect upon the SpARTathlo event in the Greek town of Sparta. We demonstrate how the framework enables both a more multifaceted and more comprehensive understanding of the event, and how this has practical implications for the improvement of such events.