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Case studies are one of the most popular approaches to business and management research. By bringing together research accounts from various research traditions, this collection is unique within the field. Over four volumes, the editors focus on central themes in the subject over time, before moving on to selected cases from positivist, interpretivist and critical approaches, and finishing with a look at traditions of the “post”.

The set provides a highly accessible collection for anyone in business studies wishing to explore in depth and have readily available a sizeable number of case study accounts.

Volume I: Introduction to Central Themes in Case Study Research in Business

Volume II: Positivist Case Study Research in Business

Volume III: Interpretive and Critical Approaches to Case Studies in Business

Volume IV: Case Study Research from the Traditions of the Post and Beyond

Editors' Introduction: Case Study Methods in Business Research
AlbertJ.Mills and GabrielleDurepos
Overview

The intent of this edited collection is to bring readers to a broad understanding of the range of case study philosophies and methods in business research. That much is clear. What is not so clear, and which needs further explanation, is the rationale behind the choices we made in bringing the collection together. In the process we will also deal with the role of context, the past and history in the construction of this four-volume work, as they play both an intended and unintended role throughout. Where possible we will also surface our biases and the roots of our networked thinking (Latour, 1986).

The central criterion of the book is shaped by our aim of showing ...

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