David Cooperrider

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David Cooperrider is the Fairmount Minerals Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and Faculty Director at the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Case.[1]

According to Ode, "In the field of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, David leads the movement towards a more sustainable future, as manifested in many international forums and gatherings, such as the Global Forum 'Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change'".[2][unreliable source?]

Educational background[edit]

Professor Cooperrider completed his undergraduate studies at Augustana College in 1976.[citation needed] He earned a Master's of Science at George Williams University in 1983.[citation needed] His Ph.D. was conferred by Case Western Reserve University in 1985.[citation needed]


Cooperrider is best known for his work in the field of appreciative inquiry, an organizational development (OD) methodology for organizational renewal.

His works include:

  • Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D., & Stavros, J. M. (2003). Appreciative inquiry handbook. Bedford Heights, OH: Lakeshore Publishers.
  • Cooperrider, D. L. (2007). Business as an agent of world benefit: Awe is what moves us forward. [1]
  • Cooperrider, D. L., & Whitney, D. (2008). A positive revolution in change: Appreciative inquiry. [2]


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