Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here This comprehensive text brings together in one volume both consideration of the core methods available for undertaking qualitative data collection and analysis, and discussion of common challenges faced by all researchers in conducting qualitative research. Qualitative Organizational Research: Core Methods and Common Challenges contains 27 chapters, each written by an expert in the area. The first part of the volume considers common challenges in the design and execution of qualitative research, examining key contemporary debates in each area as well as providing practical advice for those undertaking organizational research. The second part of the volume looks at contemporary uses of core qualitative methods in organizational research, outlining each method and illustrating practical application through empirical examples. Written by internationally renowned experts in qualitative research methods, this text is an accessible and essential resource for students and researchers in the areas of organization studies, business and management research, and organizational psychology. Key features: • Coverage of all the key topics in qualitative research • Chapters written by experts drawing on their personal experiences of using methods • Introductory chapters outlining the context for qualitative research and the philosophies which underpin it Gillian Symon is Reader in Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. Catherine Cassell is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Manchester Business School.

Doing Qualitative Business and Management Research in International and Intercultural Contexts

Doing qualitative business and management research in international and intercultural contexts
Laurie CohenM.N. Ravishankar

Introduction

In this chapter we provide a broad overview of the contexts and configurations of international and intercultural business and management research, highlighting some of the common issues faced by qualitative researchers working in these diverse settings. Following a general introduction in which we draw particular attention to issues of collaboration, language and the role and position of the researcher, we turn more specifically to research in multinational offshore outsourcing organizations – an employment space that has seen exponential growth in recent years and that we have both studied. In our experience, these emerging and rapidly changing forms of organization typically involve ...

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