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This section features a handful of the classic and most provocative articles on AI for your use. We have found these articles useful for teaching, training, and for helping to explain what AI is all about. You may feel free to download these articles for your use.

Barrett, F. J., Cooperrider, D. L. (2001). Generative Metaphor Intervention: A New Approach for Working with Systems Divided by Conflict and Caught in Defensive Perception. Appreciative Inquiry: An Emerging Direction for Organization Development (First Edition ed.).

Bosch, L. (1998). Exit Interviews With An "Appreciative Eye". Lessons from the Field: Applying Appreciative Inquiry.

Bushe, G., Kassam, A. (2005, May). When is Appreciative Inquiry Transformational? A Meta-Case Analysis. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science Vol. 41. 161-181

Bushe, G. (1999). Five theories of change embedded in appreciative inquiry. In Appreciative Inquiry: Rethinking human organization toward a positive theory of change.

Bushe, G. R. (1998). Appreciative inquiry with teams. Organization Development Journal Vol. 16. 41-50

Bushe, G. R. (1995). Advances in appreciative inquiry as an organization development intervention. Organization Development Journal Vol. 13. 14-22

Cooperrider, D., Srivastva, S. (2000). Appreciative Inquiry in Organizational Life. Appreciative Inquiry: Rethinking Human Organization Toward a Positive Theory of Change.

Cooperrider, D. L. (2000). Positive Image, Positive Action: The Affirmative Basis of Organizing. Appreciative Inquiry: Rethinking Human Organization Toward a Positive Theory of Change. 29 - 53

Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D. (1999). Collaborating for Change: Appreciative Inquiry. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Cooperrider, D. L. (1996). Resources for getting appreciative inquiry started: An example OD proposal. Organization Development Practitioner Vol. 28. 23-33

Cooperrider, D. L. (1996). The Child as Agent of Inquiry. Organizational Development Practitioner Vol. 28. 5-11

Cooperrider, D. L., Barrett, F., Srivastva, S. (1995). Social Construction and Appreciative Inquiry: A Journey in Organizational Theory. Ashgate Publishing: In- Management and Organization: Relational Alternatives to Individualism.

Gergen, K., Anderson, H., Hoffman, L. (1996). Is Diagnosis a Disaster?: A Constructionist Trialogue. Chapter draft for F. Kaslow (Ed.) Relational Diagnosis, Wiley, 1996.

Ludema, J. (2001). From Deficit Discourse to Vocabularies of Hope: The Power of Appreciation. Appreciative Inquiry: An Emerging Direction for Organization Development (First ed.).

Watkins, J. M., Cooperrider, D. L. (2000). Appreciative inquiry: A transformative paradigm. Journal of the Organization Development Network Vol. 32. 6-12

Whitney, D., Cooperrider, D. L. (2000). The appreciative inquiry summit: An emerging methodology for whole system positive change. Journal of the Organization Development Network Vol. 32. 13-26


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