Business and Management Research Methodologies

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Edited by: Phil Johnson & Murray Clark

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2006 |
    • Online Publication Date: April 03, 2013 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446260906 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781412912228 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446260906 |
    • Series: SAGE Library in Business & Management |
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Abstract

The 94 articles of this six-volume set 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 I considers different philosophical stances and their methodological implications, Volumes II to V look at the broad spectrum of research approaches; such as positivism, Neo-Empiricism, the combination of qualitative and quantitative methods and social constructionist approaches. Volume VI explores the challenges associated with trying to evaluate the quality of business and management research.

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  • Editors' Introduction: Mapping the Terrain: An Overview of Business and Management Research Methodologies

    PhilJohnson and MurrayClark

    Introduction

    Any edited work of this size, that is concerned with business and management research methodologies, must try to provide an inclusive guide to the vast array of approaches used by those who investigate this important, but diverse and complex, area. Therefore, one key aim of this work is to illustrate the different means by which business and management research is undertaken by documenting the variety of methodologies that are potentially available to any researcher. In trying to accomplish this daunting task we have included 110 journal articles and chapters from books organized into 6 volumes. These contributions have been selected on the basis that they illustrate not only particular approaches ...

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