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.
Chapter 20: Designing Strategy as Practice Research
Designing Strategy as Practice Research
Within the broader strategic management field, the strategy as practice (SAP) perspective is an approach that considers strategy not as something that an organization has, but rather as something that people do in organizations (Johnson et al., 2003, 2007). As such, it focuses on the concrete activities carried out by strategy practitioners, such as the way in which they mobilize the tools of practice or the skills and roles they adopt when engaging in strategic activity, whether they be formal leaders, middle managers, ...