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Chapter 26: Case Study Research
Case studies are widely used in organizational studies and across the social sciences, for example, in sociology, organizational psychology, anthropology, employment relations, political science. There is some suggestion that the case study method is increasingly being used (for example, Yin, 1994; Robson, 2002), and a number of publications examine the approach (for example, Yin, 1994; Stake, 1995; Eisenhardt, 1989; Abrahamson, 1992; Hamel, 1993). There is growing confidence in the case study as a rigorous research strategy in its own right.
Case studies can be theoretically exciting and data rich so it is important to analyse their strengths and weaknesses as well as provide a practical guide on how to conduct and manage them. This chapter examines what case studies are, the ...