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The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Research Methods

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May 2009 | 776 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Research Methods provides a rich resource for organizational researchers, locating the technical aspects of organizational research in the wider context of the relevant personal, epistemological, theoretical, historical, ethical, and political issues.

Buchanan & Bryman have gathered together many of the world's leading writers on theory, method and analysis in organizational research and have made this the most comprehensive and cutting-edge volume in this ever-growing field. The handbook aims to:

- Provide a comprehensive critical review of contemporary issues, debates, field practice, and trends across the domain of organizational research;

- Locate current thinking, debates, and methods in the history of organizational research;

- Identify trends, theories, and issues which have the potential to shape the underpinning epistemologies, theories and methodologies of future organizational research;

- Explore strategies for bridging the gap between researchers and those who are in a position to act on research findings to influence organizational practice

The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Research Methods provides an impressively comprehensive critical review of contemporary issues, debates and trends across the domain of organizational research. It will be an indispensible reference work for all organizational researchers.

David A Buchanan and Alan Bryman
The Organizational Research Context: Properties and Implications
Stanley Deetz
Organizational Research as Alternative Ways of Attending to and Talking about Structures and activities
Dvora Yanow and Sierk Ybema
Interpretivism in Organizational Research: On Elephants and Blind Researchers
Mats Alvesson and Karen Lee Ashcraft
Critical Methodology in Management and Organization Research
Emma Bell and Edward Wray-Bliss
Research Ethics: Regulations and Responsibilities
Mark Learmonth
Rhetoric and Evidence: The Case of Evidence-Based Management
Michael D Mumford et al
Leadership Research: Traditions, Developments and Current Directions
Pushkala Prasad and Anshuman Prasad
Endless Crossroads: Debates, Deliberations and Disagreements on Studying Organizational Culture
Stewart Clegg
Doing Power Work
Robert J David and Alex B Bitektine
The Deinstitutionalization of Institutional Theory?: Exploring Divergent Agendas in Institutional Research
Roy Suddaby and Royston Greenwood
Methodological Issues in Researching Institutional Change
Alannah E Rafferty and Mark A Griffin
Job Satisfaction in Organizational Research
Glenn R Carroll et al
Studying organizational populations over time
Antonio Strati
'Do You Do Beautiful Things?' Aesthetics and Art in Qualitative Methods of Organization Studies
Marta Calás and Linda Smircich
Feminist Perspectives on Gender in Organizational Research: What Is and Yet to Be
John S Hassard
Researching Work and Institutions through Ethnographic Documentaries
Haridimos Tsoukas
Craving for Generality and Small-N Studies: A Wittgensteinian Approach towards the Epistemology of the Particular in Organization and Management Studies
Eugene F Stone-Romero
Implications of Research Design Options for the Validity of Inferences Derived from Organizational Research
Mark F Peterson
Cross-Cultural Comparative Studies and Issues in International Research Collaboration
Paul E Spector and Michael T Brannick
Common Method Variance or Measurement Bias?: The Problem and Possible Solutions
Jean-Louis Denis and Pascale Lehoux
Collaborative Research: Renewing Action and Governing Science
Christina Goulding
Grounded Theory Perspectives in Organizational Research
Michael Moss
Archival Research in Organizations in a Digital Age
Ann Langley
Studying Processes In and Around Organizations
Michael I Reed
Critical Realism: Philosophy, Method, or Philosophy in Search of a Method?
Timothy R Hinkin and Brooks C Holtom
Response Rates and Sample Representativeness: Indentifying Contextual Response Drivers
Louise Fitzgerald and Sue Dopson
Comparative Case Study Designs: Their Utility and Development in Organizational Research
David Greatbatch
Conversation Analysis in Organizational Research
Catherine Cassell
Interviews in Organizational Research
Alan Bryman
Mixed Methods in Organizational Research
Stephen Ackroyd
Research Designs for Realist Research
Nelson Phillips and MariaLaura Di Domenico
Discourse Analysis in Organizational Research: Methods and Debates
Samantha Warren
Visual Methods in Organizational Research
Carl Rhodes and Alison Pullen
Narrative and Stories in Organizational Research: an Exploration of Gendered Politics in Research Methodology
Gary Alan Fine, Calvin Morrill and Sharmi Surianarain
Ethnography in Organizational Settings
John S Hassard and David A Buchanan
From Modern Times to Syriana: Feature Films as Research Data
Charles A Scherbaum and Adam W Meade
Measurement in the Organizational Sciences: Conceptual and Technological Advances
Colin C Williams and Monder Ram
Making Visible the Hidden: Researching 'off-the-Books' Work
David Denyer and David Tranfield
Producing a Systematic Review
Ken Parry and Maree Boyle
Organizational Autoethnography
Alan Bryman and David A Buchanan
The Present and Futures of Organizational Research

'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.
At some points, illustrations or diagrams could leaven the reading. In a new edition, digital elements (online surveys, Big Data, smartphone and diary studies) should be included/gain more attention.

Mr Marc Syndicus
Faculty 7: Philosophy, RWTH - Aachen University of Technology
February 26, 2016

A few chapters of the handbook are suggested for deeper understanding of the logics of sampling and some design aspects.

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Free Univ., Amsterdam
October 16, 2015

I highly recommend this book

Mr Shelton Giwa
Dpt of Strategic Management & Marketin, De Montfort University
September 7, 2015

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.

Mr Robin Miller
Health Services Management Centre, Birmingham University
October 18, 2013

It is a very good qualitative research book. It contains a coherent topics e.g. Grounded theory and practical guidelines for QR

Mr Mohamed Saeudy
Accounting, Keele University
December 11, 2012

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.

Mr Felix Seyfarth
KWA - Leitung Handlungskompetenz, University of St. Gallen
September 27, 2012

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.

Ms Senada Bahto
ELNU, Linnaeus University
September 13, 2012

Too much reading for students

Dr Bart De Jong
Management & Organization, Free University, Amsterdam
July 7, 2012

MBA to be relaunched in 2013. This book will be reviewed for this new MBA course later this year 2012.

Mr David Roberts
Bangor Business School, Bangor University
May 5, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter One