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 5: Critical Management Studies
Critical Management Studies
Li Min is a Chinese national studying in New Zealand.2 To make ends meet she has held numerous part-time jobs in the hospitality and retail sectors where she been sexually harassed, bullied, unpaid, poorly paid and illegally paid by various employers. Her experiences have led her to working voluntarily for the ‘unite’ union and lately she has been picketing Burger King Restaurants over their zero hours contracts (Treen, 2015).
Li is considering applying for a scholarship to study for a PhD in management. She is keen to see her studies contribute to addressing the problems she has encountered in her part-time work experiences. Her contact at the university's school of ...