The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods provides a state-of - the art overview of qualitative research methods in the business and management field. Bringing together a team of leading international researchers, the chapters offer a comprehensive overview of the history and traditions that underpin qualitative research in the field. The chapters in this volume have been arranged into four thematic parts: Part One: Influential Traditions underpinning qualitative research: positivism, interpretivism, pragmatism, constructionism, critical, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, postcolonialism, critical realism, mixed methods, grounded theory, feminist and indigenous approaches. Part Two: Research Designs: ethnography, field research, action research, case studies, process and practice methodologies. Part Three: The Researcher: positionality, reflexivity, ethics, gender and intersectionality, writing from the body, and achieving critical distance. Part Four: Challenges: research design, access and departure, choosing participants, research across boundaries, writing for different audiences, ethics in international research, digital ethics, and publishing qualitative research.

From Grounded Theory to Grounded Theorizing in Qualitative Research

From Grounded Theory to Grounded Theorizing in Qualitative Research
Judith A. Holton


Since its inception fifty years ago, grounded theory1 (GT) has achieved canonical status in the research world (Locke, 2001). Qualitative researchers, in particular, have embraced GT, although often without sufficient scholarship in the methodology (Gephart, 2004; Partington, 2000, 2002). The tendency has been to consider GT a qualitative research approach while ignoring its quantitative roots and its inherent flexibility as a general research methodology amenable to a range of epistemological perspectives and research paradigms (Glaser, 2003, 2005; Holton, 2008). Consequently, we have seen a range of methodologies claiming GT ...

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