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.

Ethics Creep from the Core to the Periphery

Ethics Creep from the Core to the Periphery
Emma Bell Nivedita Kothiyal


This chapter focuses on ethical oversight regimes that are intended to regulate the conduct of management researchers. These regimes are based on ethical principles and rely on the application of bureaucratic procedures and processes, enacted via university governance frameworks. They are intended to ensure that principles, such as informed consent and protection from harm, are applied and maintained. While ethical regimes in social science research originated in the United States in the 1970s, over time they have been exported into other cultural settings, initially Canada, ...

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