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Business and Management Research Methodologies

Six Volume Set
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February 2006 | 2 464 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
These 120 articles have been carefully selected to capture the current methodological variations in business and management research and to highlight the important philosophical assumptions that underpin these variances.

Seminal articles from leading thinkers are drawn together under the umbrella of six key areas and provide a revealing road map through the field of business and management research.

Volume 1 considers different philosophical stances and their methodological implications, Volumes 2 to 5 look at the broad spectrum of research approaches; such as positivism, Neo-Empiricism, the combination of qualitative and quantative Methodologies and social constructionist approaches. Volume 6 explores the challenges associated with trying to evaluate the quality of business and management research.

 
VOLUME ONE: RECENT METHODOLOGICAL DEBATES AND DISPUTES IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
P Johnson and M Clark
Mapping the Terrain
An Overview of Business and Management Research Methodologies  
R Hogan and R Sinclair
Intellectual, Ideological and Political Obstacles to the Advancement of Organizational Science
R Whitely
The Scientific Status of Management Research as a Practically Oriented Social Science
J Pfeffer
Barriers to the Advancement of Organization Science
Paradigm Development as a Dependent Variable  
J Van Maanen
Style as Theory
O Behling
The Case for the Natural Science Model for Research in Organizational Behaviour and Organization Theory
G Morgan and L Smircich
The Case for Qualitative Research
M Masterman
The Nature of a Paradigm
J Hassard
Multiple Paradigms and Organizational Analysis
A Case Study  
N Jackson and P Carter
In Defence of Paradigm Incommensurability
H Willmott
Breaking the Paradigm Mentality
D A Gioia and E Pitre
Multi-Paradigm Perspectives on Theory-Building
R Laughlin
Empirical Research in Accounting
Alternative Approaches and a Case for 'Middle-Range' Thinking  
D Knights
Changing Spaces
The Disruptive Impact of a New Epistemological Location for the Study of Management  
H Willmott
Re-Cognizing the Other
Reflections of a New Sensibility in Social and Organization Studies  
C Hardy and S Clegg
Relativity without Relativism
Reflexivity in Post-Paradigm Organization Studies  
P Johnson and J Duberley
Reflexivity in Management Research
L Donaldson
A Critique of Postmodernism in Organization Studies
Postmodernism and Management - Pros, Cons and the Alternative  
 
VOLUME TWO: POSITIVSIM: DEDUCTIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
 
PART ONE: THE TRUE OR CLASSICAL EXPERIMENTAL BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
S J Wayne and G R Ferris
Influence Tactics, Affect and Exchange Quality in Supervisor-Subordinate Interactions
A Laboratory Experiment and Field Study  
J G Adair
The Hawthorne Effect
A Reconsideration of the Methodological Artifact  
 
PART TWO: QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
C Orpen
The Effects of Job Enrichment on Employee Satisfaction, Motivation, Involvement and Performance
A Field Experiment  
T D Wall et al
The Outcomes of Autonomous Workgroups
A Long-Term Field Experiment  
 
PART THREE: DEDUCTIVE FORMS OF ACTION RESEARCH IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
K Lewin
Action Research and Minority Problems
A Warmington
Action Research
Its Methods and Its Implications  
H Arguinis
Action Research and Scientific Method
Presumed Discrepancies and Actual Similarities  
 
PART FOUR: KEY ISSUES IN MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS
C Schriesheim et al
Improving Construct Measurement in Management Research
Comments and a Quantitative Approach for Assessing the Theoretical Content Adequacy of Paper and Pencil-Type Survey Instruments  
A McKennell
Attitude Measurement
Use of Co-Efficient Alpha with Cluster or Factor Analysis  
Z Simsek and J F Veiga
A Primer on Internet Organizational Surveys
 
PART FIVE: TYPES OF SURVEY RESEARCH
 
Descriptive Surveys
J Hartley
Employee Surveys
Strategic Aid or Hand-Grenade for Organizational and Cultural Change?  
 
Analytical Surveys
J B Covin and D P Slevin
The Influence of Organization Structure on the Utility of an Entrepreneurial Top Management Style
R L Payne and R Mansfield
Relationships of Perceptions of Organizational Climate to Organizational Structure, Context and Hierarchical Position
J R Hackman and G R Oldham
Development of the Job Diagnostic Survey
G D Jenkins, D A Nader, EE E Lawler and C Cammann
Structured Observation
G D Jenkins et al
Standardized Observations
An Approach to Measuring the Nature of Jobs  
M J Martinko and W L Gardner
Structured Observations
An Approach to Measuring the Nature of Jobs  
 
Longitudinal Surveys
T D Allen et al
Survivor Reactions to Organizational Downsizing
Does Time Ease the Pain?  
T S Bateman and S Strasser
A Longitudinal Analysis of the Antecedents of Organizational Commitment
 
Content Analysis
G Insch, J Moore and L Murphy
Content Analysis in Leadership Research
Examples, Procedures and Suggestions for Future Research  
 
Meta-Analysis
R Rosenthal and M R DiMatteo
Meta-Analysis
Recent Developments in Quantitative Methods for Literature Reviews  
P M Podsakoff and D R Dalton
Research Methodology in Organizational Studies
 
VOLUME THREE: NEO-EMPRICISM: INDUCTIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
 
PART ONE: GENERAL ISSUES
N K Denzin
The Logic of Naturalistic Inquiry
P R Sanday
The Ethnographic Paradigms
S Linstead
The Social Anthropology of Management
H Blumer
What Is Wrong with Social Theory?
 
PART TWO: APPROACHES TO COLLECTING QUALITATIVE DATA
R L Gold
Roles in Sociological Fieldwork
J Van Maanen and D Kolb
The Professional Apprentice
Observations on Field Roles in Two Organizations  
M Rosen
Coming to Terms with the Field
Understanding and Doing Organizational Ethnography  
H Mintzberg
Structured Observation as a Method to Study Managerial Work
J C Flanagan
The Critical Incident Technique
M Easterby-Smith, R Thorpe and D Holman
Using Repertory Grids in Management Research
A Faraday and K Plummer
Doing Life Histories
D N Den Hartog and R M Verburg
Charisma and Rhetoric
Communicative Techniques of International Business Leaders  
 
PART THREE: ANALYZING QUALITATIVE DATA
D Cressey
The Criminal Violation of Financial Trust
M Bloor
On the Analysis of Observational Data
A Discussion of the Worth and Uses of Inductive Techniques and Respondent Validation  
P Bansal and K Roth
Why Companies Go Green
A Model of Ecological Responsiveness  
B Turner
Some Practical Aspects of Qualitative Data Analysis
One Way of Organizing the Cognitive Processes Associated with Grounded Theory  
P Y Martin and B Turner
Grounded Theory and Organizational Research
K Locke
Rewriting the Discovery of Grounded Theory after 25 Years?
K Parry
Enhancing Adaptability
Leadership Strategies to Accommodate Change in Local Government Settings  
N G Fielding
Automating the Ineffable
Qualitative Software and the Meaning of Qualitative Research  
 
VOLUME FOUR: COMBINING EMPRICIST METHODS: MULTI-METHOD RESEARCH AND CASE STUDIES
S D Sieber
The Integration of Fieldwork and Survey Methods
M G Trend
On the Reconciliation of Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses
A Case Study  
T D Jick
Mixing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
Triangulation in Action  
S C Currall et al
Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies to Study Group Processes
R I Sutton and A Rafaeli
Untangling the Relationship between Displayed Emotion and Organizational Sales
The Case of Convenience Stores  
J Storey et al
Flexible Employment Contracts and Their Implications for Product and Process Innovation
S Zamanou and S R Glaser
Moving toward Participation and Involvement
R M Kanter
Commitment and Social Organization
A Study of Utopian Communities  
J E M Sale, L H Lohfeld and K Brazil
Revisiting the Quantitative-Qualitative Debate
Implications for Mixed Methods Research  
J C Mitchell
Case and Situational Analysis
R Yin
The Case Study Crisis
Some Answers  
K M Eisenhardt
Building Theories from Case Study Research
A S Lee
Case Studies as Natural Experiments
D T Otley and A J Berry
Case Study Research in Management Accounting and Control
C Truss
Complexities and Controversies in Linking HRM with Organizational Outcomes
G McLennan
Expressions of Methodological Pluralism
 
VOLUME FIVE: SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONIST RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
K Charmaz
Grounded Theory
Objectivist and Constructivist Methods  
G I Susman and R D Evered
An Assessment of the Scientific Merits of Action Research
 
Critical Theory
L Putnam et al
Ethnography versus Critical Theory
J Forrester
Critical Theory and Organizational Analysis
M K Power
Educating Accountants
Towards a Critical Ethnography  
A Prasad
The Contest over Meaning
Hermeneutics as an Interpretive Methodology for Understanding Texts  
P Reason
Integrating Action and Reflection through Co-Operative Inquiry
 
Feminist Methodology
M Mies
Towards a Methodology for Feminist Research
M Hammersley
On Feminist Methodology
A Williams
Diversity and Agreement in Feminist Methodology
 
Critical Realism
J Mingers
Critical Realism as the Underpinning Philosophy for OR/MS and Systems
S Porter
Critical Realist Ethnography
The Case of Racism and Professionalism in a Medical Setting  
 
Postmodernism
M Kilduff
Deconstructing Organizations
M B Calas and L Smircich
Voicing Seduction to Silence Leadership
S Linstead
From Postmodern Anthropology to Deconstructive Ethnography
D Knights and G Morgan
Corporate Strategy, Organizations and Subjectivity
A Critique  
D Barry and M Elmes
Strategy Retold
Toward a Narrative View of Strategic Discourse  
K Ball and D C Wilson
Power, Control and Computer-Based Performance Monitoring
Repertoires, Resistance and Subjectivities  
L Treleaven
The Turn to Action and the Linguistic Turn
Towards an Integrated Methodology  
 
VOLUME SIX: EVALUATING RESEARCH AND THE QUESTION OF CRITERIOLOGY
A P Bochner
Criteria against Ourselves
T R Mitchell
An Evaluation of the Validity of Correlation Research Conducted in Organizations
T A Scandura and E A Williams
Research Methodology in Management
Current Practices, Trends and Implications for Future Research  
L J Cronbach and P E Meehl
Construct Validity in Psychological Tests
D P Schwab
Construct Validity in Organizational Behaviour
D T Campbell
Factors Relevant to the Validity of Experiments in Social Settings
G H Bracht and G U Glass
The External Validity of Experiments
A V Cicourel
Interviews Surveys and the Problem of Ecological Validity
M Lecompte and J Goetz
Problems of Relability and Validity in Ethnographic Research
C Seale
Quality in Qualitative Research
E Guba and Y S Lincoln
Competing Paradigms in Qualitative Research
J L Kinchloe and P L McLaren
Rethinking Critical Theory and Qualitative Research
H Tsoukas
The Validity of Idiographic Research Explanations
L Mabry
Postmodern Evaluation - or Not?
T A Schwandt
Farewell to Criteriology
K Locke and K Golden-Biddle
Constructing Opportunities for Contribution
Structuring Intertextual Coherence and 'Problematizing' in Organization Studies  
A G Bedeian
Peer Review and the Social Construction of Knowledge in the Management Discipline

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