The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods: History and Traditions, 1st Edition

  • Catherine Cassell
  • Ann L. Cunliffe
  • Gina Grandy
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1526430185
  • ISBN-13: 9781526430182
  • DDC: 650.0721
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 624 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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This resource 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 explores the influential traditions underpinning qualitative research, such as positivism, interpretivism, pragmatism, constructionism and beyond. Part Two looks at research designs, covering ethnography, field research, action research, case studies, process and practice methodologies. Part Three focusses on the researcher: examining issues such as positionality, reflexivity, ethics, gender and intersectionality. Part Four examines challenges relating to research design, access and departure, choosing participants and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
Introduction: Qualitative Research in Business and Management.
Influential Traditions.
1: Positivist Qualitative Methods.
2: Qualitative Research as Interpretive Social Science.
3: Pragmatism: A Philosophy of Practice.
4: Critical Management Studies.
5: Poststructuralism.
6: Mixed Methods.
7: Resisting Colonization in Business and Management Studies: From Postcolonialism to Decolonization.
8: Feminist Methodologies.
9: Indigenous Qualitative Research.
10: An Introduction to Constructionism for Qualitative Researchers in Business and Management1.
11: Hermeneutics: Interpretation, Understanding and Sense-making.
12: Critical Realism and Qualitative Research: An Introductory Overview.
13: Ethnomethodology.
14: From Grounded Theory to Grounded Theorizing in Qualitative Research.
Research Designs.
15: Researching Bodies: Embodied Fieldwork for Knowledge Work, Which Turns Out to Be Embodied.
16: Organizational Ethnographies.
17: Action Research: Knowing and Changing (in) Organizational Contexts.
18: Researching Organizational Concepts Processually: The Case of Identity.
19: Designing Strategy as Practice Research.
20: The Case Study in Management Research: Beyond the Positivist Legacy of Eisenhardt and Yin?.
The Researcher.
21: Achieving Critical Distance.
22: Reflexivity and Researcher Positionality.
23: Muted Masculinities – Ethical and Personal Challenges for Male Qualitative Researchers Interviewing Women.
24: Writing through the Body: Political, Personal, Practical.
25: Intersectionality and Qualitative Research.
26: Access and Departure.
27: Choosing Participants.
28: Qualitative Research across Boundaries: Indigenization, Glocalization or Creolization?1.
29: Conducting and Publishing Rigorous Qualitative Research.
30: Writing for Different Audiences.
31: Ethics Creep from the Core to the Periphery.
32: Digital Ethics.