Qualitative Methods In Management Research

Author: Evert Gummesson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761920144
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In the Second Edition of this bestselling book Evert Gummesson presents a fresh approach to case study research. Stressing the need for involved rather than detached researchers, Gummesson links quality assessment of case study research to current total quality management thinking and proposes the concept of management action science - where the researcher is both actor and student - as the most advanced and rewarding approach to research. The book is written in an easy-to-read personal style and is laden with examples from academic research, real-world practice and management consultancy.

Qualitative Methods In Management Research

Author: Evert Gummesson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452251894
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In the Second Edition of this bestselling book Evert Gummesson presents a fresh approach to case study research. Stressing the need for involved rather than detached researchers, Gummesson links quality assessment of case study research to current total quality management thinking and proposes the concept of management action science - where the researcher is both actor and student - as the most advanced and rewarding approach to research. The book is written in an easy-to-read personal style and is laden with examples from academic research, real-world practice and management consultancy.

Qualitative Methods In Management Research

Author: Evert Gummesson
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
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How does an academic researcher or management consultant really find out what is happening in a company? What methods are used by the researcher and the consultant? What are the basic values and references--paradigms--that control the researcher and the consultant? In this volume, Gummesson explores qualitative methodology as a powerful tool for research in management and business administration. With skill and insight, he analyzes the roles and methods used by academic researchers and management consultants when working with change processes in companies and organizations. Focusing on case study research and the use of qualitative methods for data collection and analysis, he aims to make the researcher more aware of research opportunities inherent in the application of a qualitative approach. Qualitative Methods in Management Research advocates more involvement by the researcher and consultant through increased application of participant observation as used in anthropology and through action research/action science, which combines the roles of researcher and consultant. Subjects discussed include decision-making, implementation, and change processes within companies and other organizations, as well as problems of access, preunderstanding, and awareness of one's own values. A fascinating contribution to the theory of science and methodology, this volume is essential reading for those involved in management studies and research: researchers, consultants and their clients, and students. "The author's wealth of experience in both the academic and consultancy world clearly flows through this entire work. Throughout, the book is fresh and insightful and illustrates a considerable amount of thoughtful reflection. A variety of examples and cases are detailed to support the book's main points. . . . For all those academics looking for a way to secure a greater understanding of the richness of the real world of management and use such experiences to generate theory, this book provides a valuable background on how to proceed. For the practicing consultant, perhaps the greater value of this work will be that of self-understanding. . . . Such a book makes a valuable contribution to management research theory. The work is pragmatic, politically and commercially aware, and should of itself spark a profitable area of research and debate." --Journal of General Management "The differences between the scientific and consultant paradigms are well-described, and comparisons between the postitivistic and hermeneutic paradigms are similarly well made. There are many useful tabulations, particularly those in the excellent chapter dealing with quality of research and consultancy performance. . . . Dr. Gummesson has made a most worthwhile contribution to an under-appreciated area of management research. His views, which draw on hundreds of references from many expertise areas, deserve attention and debate." --Journal of the Operational Research Society

The Sage Handbook Of Qualitative Business And Management Research Methods

Author: Catherine Cassell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526430193
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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods provides a state-of - the art overview of qualitative research methods in the business and management field. Bringing together a team of leading international researchers, the chapters offer a comprehensive overview of the history and traditions that underpin qualitative research in the field. The chapters in this volume have been arranged into four thematic parts: Part One: Influential Traditions underpinning qualitative research: positivism, interpretivism, pragmatism, constructionism, critical, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, postcolonialism, critical realism, mixed methods, grounded theory, feminist and indigenous approaches. Part Two: Research Designs: ethnography, field research, action research, case studies, process and practice methodologies. Part Three: The Researcher: positionality, reflexivity, ethics, gender and intersectionality, writing from the body, and achieving critical distance. Part Four: Challenges: research design, access and departure, choosing participants, research across boundaries, writing for different audiences, ethics in international research, digital ethics, and publishing qualitative research.

Qualitative Methods In Business Research

Author: Päivi Eriksson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473952514
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This pragmatic, applied textbook showcases the potential and impact of qualitative research in business and management. Using case studies and a global approach it provides you with an overview of the philosophies, methodologies and methods you will need to research in this field. Demystifying the whole process, it walks you through every aspect of conducting and using research in business, including generating questions, collecting useful data, evaluating the research and disseminating your findings. It also: Explores the challenges of working with qualitative data Introduces qualitative methods including interviews, focus groups & ethnography New to the 2nd edition: The role of digital tools and social media, and how you can use them for data collection 3 new chapters on qualitative content analysis, visual research and publishing research. Praise for the 1st edition: `Comprehensive, current and compelling, a winning combination for any research student or practitioner interested in increasing his/her knowledge about qualitative methods as they apply to business research' - The Qualitative Report

The Sage Dictionary Of Qualitative Management Research

Author: Richard Thorpe
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849203415
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'This comprehensive work extends general ideas, concepts, and techniques of qualitative research into the realm of management research...This is a crucial reference tool for anyone conducting research in this field of study' - CHOICE With over 100 entries on key concepts and theorists, the Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research provides full coverage of the field, explaining fundamental concepts and introducing new and unfamiliar terms. This book provides: - Definitions - Examples in the field of management studies - Criticisms and possible future directions Engagingly written by specialists in each area, this dictionary will be the definitive and essential companion to established textbooks and teaching materials in qualitative management research.

Qualitative Research In Business And Management

Author: Michael D Myers
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144629028X
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here An expansive, yet remarkably concise and accessible resource, Qualitative Research in Business and Management is designed to help qualitative researchers with all aspects of their research project from start to finish. It discusses the key philosophies underpinning qualitative research and design in business and management, and assesses the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches. Key features include: Case studies, exercises, further reading and examples from first-tier journals An enhanced Companion Website including journal articles and weblinks Chapters on writing up research and how to get your research published. Visit the Companion Webiste at www.sagepub.co.uk/myers2e

Using Qualitative Methods In Organizational Research

Author: Thomas W. Lee
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761908074
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Offering a broad description of qualitative research, this book facilitates the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods in organizational research. It examines the methods and tactics for both generating and testing management theories, including guidelines for deciding whether to use qualitative methods and overviews of four specific research designs. It describes how qualitative data is collected and analyzed and when and how to quantitatively analyze qualitative data. The author articulates the critical roles for reliability and validity and in the final chapter offers conclusions and recommendations for writing articles that report qualitative studies.

Qualitative Methods And Analysis In Organizational Research

Author: Gillian Symon
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9780761953500
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Qualitative Methods and Analysis in Organizational Research brings together and describes a wide range of qualitative methods in organizational research and shows how they can be used in practice. The diversity of methods provided highlights the range of work issues and environments in which qualitative methods can be applied. An introduction describes the development, position, and value of qualitative approaches in research in organizations. Each subsequent chapter takes a particular method as its theme, outlining the method and how it has been used in organizational research so far. It then provides a detailed example, with step-by-step instructions, of using the method and concludes with an evaluation of its strengths and weaknesses. Qualitative Methods and Analysis in Organizational Research complements and extends the previous qualitative methods in organizational research volume by these two editors. It provides further methods of qualitative data collection, while also covering methods for qualitative data analysis. Providing precise guidelines on carrying out specific forms of qualitative research, Qualitative Methods and Analysis in Organizational Research will be invaluable to researchers, students, and practitioners in management, organizational behavior, occupational and organizational psychology, industrial relations, and human resource management.