'This handbook provides a rich resource for organizational researchers, locating the technical aspects of organizational research in the wider context of personal, epistemological, theoretical, historical, ethical, and political issues. The editors have gathered together many of the world's leading writers on methodological issues in organizational research, and have made this the most comprehensive and cutting edge volume in this growing field' - Public Administration, Development, and Environment
Short chapters allow selective study of concepts in organizational research (grounded theory or specific methods like interviewing).
The amount of information provided is sufficient, but short enough to be processed by small student teams and presented to classmates/fellow students.
Beyond that, the handbook is an ideal reference for students to catch up on topics that weren't taught in former courses.
A few chapters of the handbook are suggested for deeper understanding of the logics of sampling and some design aspects.
I highly recommend this book
A diverse and detailed insight into different perspectives and experiences of organisational research - not at introductory text but good for those with some knowledge of organisational research.
It is a very good qualitative research book. It contains a coherent topics e.g. Grounded theory and practical guidelines for QR
Individual chapters are useful assignments for undergraduate working groups within an introductory course on social science methodology. Very accessible for students with a strong focus on practical applicability.
I consider the book very useful for student who want to obtain deeper knowledge of a specific research method, as well as get fammiliar with new and yet not commonly known approaches to organizational research.
Too much reading for students
MBA to be relaunched in 2013. This book will be reviewed for this new MBA course later this year 2012.
Overall I found it an excellent book which is now on our recommended reading list
Good clear text
This is an excellent course textbook which provides a good overview of research methods suitable for a wide range of organisations, not least of which is within hospitality, tourism, leisure and retailing social science research.
Excellent read. Easy to follow. Good for level 6 and postgrad m level students.
This book covers the important epistemology frameworks, ethics, qualitative methods, and leadership research our students might use in our Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership program.
Presents a wide range of epistemological, methodological and ethical issues in relation to organizational research
This is a very valuable book. It is most important for students who are writing MSc or Doctoral dissertations, but not so much for the students in the class it was initially inspected for.
A wealth of material all in one place! Certainly a resource worth dipping into.
excellent, very detailed collection of papers covering a wide range of topics