The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the field. This volume offers a compendium of perspectives on process thinking, process organizational theory, process research methodology and empirical applications. The emphasis is on a combination of pedagogical contributions and in-depth reviews of current thinking and research in each of the selected areas, combined with the development of agendas for future research. The Handbook is divided into five sections: Part One: Process Philosophy Part Two: Process Theory Part Three: Process Methodology Part Four: Process Applications Part Five: Process Perspectives

Taking a Strong Process Approach to Analyzing Qualitative Process Data

Taking a Strong Process Approach to Analyzing Qualitative Process Data
Paula JarzabkowskiJane LPaul Spee

Introduction

The purpose of this chapter is to illuminate different approaches to analyzing process data that are grounded in a strong process approach, which considers phenomena such as strategy or organization to be in continuous flux (Langley, Smallman, Tsoukas, & Van de Ven, 2013). One of the biggest challenges to analyzing empirical research in this approach is the treatment and display of data in order to show processes in an ongoing state of becoming (Tsoukas & Chia, 2002). That is, to explain how moment-by-moment enactments shape the flow of experience over time (becoming) and to place those aspects that are enacted in the ...

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