ABSTRACT

Providing readers with a unique insight into conducting research, this exciting book describes the thought and work processes of researchers as they complete their projects. Engaging and accessible it investigates all the key aspects of this topic and advice on how to conduct interviews, study the everyday life of an organization, and many other standard methods of conducting research. This is not a prescriptive methodology textbook, rather it explores how to approach, think and act in interaction with the empirical field.

Comprehensive and accessible, this thought-provoking text shows readers how to develop management investigations skills, and will be invaluable for final year undergraduates, masters and PhD students.

chapter |5 pages

Introduction

ByJAN LÖWSTEDT, TORBJÖRN STJERNBERG

chapter 1|15 pages

Knowledge production in management: a messy practice

ByJAN LÖWSTEDT, TORBJÖRN STJERNBERG

part |2 pages

Part I The researcher as producer of knowledge

chapter 2|15 pages

On issue-driven research

ByMICHAEL EARL

part |2 pages

Part II Approaches to knowledge production

part |2 pages

Part III From data to theory

chapter 8|17 pages

Interviews as a source of knowledge

ByTORBJÖRN STJERNBERG

chapter 9|10 pages

Listening to executives: content analysis of life stories

ByBARBRO ANELL

chapter 10|20 pages

Building theory about small firms: a grounded theory approach

ByTOMAS BRYTTING

chapter 11|19 pages

The making of a metaphor: developing a theoretical framework

ByTHOMAS DURAND

part |2 pages

Part IV Co-producing management

part |2 pages

Part V Concluding management knowledge

chapter 14|22 pages

The power of contrasts: comparative research for overcoming ethnocentric myopia

ByBENGT STYMNE, JAN LÖWSTEDT

chapter 15|14 pages

The innovative research enterprise

ByBENGT STYMNE