This is an invaluable collection of reflections and experiences from world-class researchers undertaking Critical Management Studies (CMS). The editors and contributors reflect on ethics and reflexivity in critical management research, and explore the identity of the critical researcher both as an individual and working within collaborative projects. Using contemporary accounts from those engaged in real world fieldwork they outline what critical management is, and explore its relationship to management research. The book discusses the implications of critical management when: • Developing research questions • Managing research relationships • Using various methods of data collection • Writing accounts of your research, findings and analysis. Grounded in practical problems and processes this title sets out and then answers the challenges faced by critical researchers doing research in organization and management studies.

Conclusion: Reflexivity, ethics and the researcher

Conclusion: Reflexivity, ethics and the researcher
Emma JeanesTony Huzzard

In this book we have tried to present a range of tales from the field that reflect the various ‘stages’ of the research process (a formulaic notion we challenge, but which we recognize as having an important resonance, especially for those embarking on research for the first time). In doing so, we have brought together a collection of reflections on the research process, capturing the nature of and challenges faced in engaging in critical research. We have also presented examples of how reflexive and ethical research can be conducted and the challenges in trying to achieve that in (critical) research. The book has not sought to be normative or prescriptive (though Chapter 9, which looks at methods, goes some way towards offering ...

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