Doing Exemplary Research / Edition 1

Doing Exemplary Research / Edition 1

by Peter J. Frost, Ralph E Stablein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803939094

ISBN-13: 9780803939097

Pub. Date: 01/07/1992

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This volume explores the doing of research - as a 'journey' for those involved. It looks at the meanings of exemplary research practice. Authors' descriptions of the origins, experiences and outcomes of their own research are interwoven with commentaries on these by other major figures in the field. The book is an outstanding resource for all organizational

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This volume explores the doing of research - as a 'journey' for those involved. It looks at the meanings of exemplary research practice. Authors' descriptions of the origins, experiences and outcomes of their own research are interwoven with commentaries on these by other major figures in the field. The book is an outstanding resource for all organizational researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803939097
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/07/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexi
Introduction1
Part I.Doing Exemplary Research: Seven Journeys
Introductory Remarks: Journey 119
Journey 1.Obsession and Naivete in Upstate New York: A Tale of Research22
Commentaries
The Culture of Social Science Research36
Comment on "Cultures of Culture"43
Introductory Remarks: Journey 249
Journey 2.Time and Transition in My Work on Teams: Looking Back on a New Model of Group Development52
Commentaries
Researchers Are Not Cats--They Can Survive and Succeed by Being Curious65
Time and Transitions73
Introductory Remarks: Journey 379
Journey 3.From Loose Coupling to Environmental Jolts82
Commentaries
Jolts as a Synopsis of Organizational Studies99
Embedded Metaphors and Organizational Ironies as Research Tools105
Introductory Remarks: Journey 4113
Journey 4.How We Untangled the Relationship Between Displayed Emotion and Organizational Sales: A Tale of Bickering and Optimism115
Commentaries
Out of the Tangled Thicket: Persistence in the Face of Failed Conventional Wisdom129
Do Smiles Lead to Sales? Comments on the Sutton/Rafaeli Study136
Introductory Remarks: Journey 5143
Journey 5.Resolving a Scientific Dispute with Dr. Miriam Erez: Genesis, Process, Outcome, and Reflection146
Reflections on the Latham/Erez/Locke Study155
Reflections on the Latham/Erez/Locke Study165
Commentaries
Comments on the Latham/Erez/Locke Study167
Experiments as Reforms173
Introductory Remarks: Journey 6179
Journey 6.Making War and Peace182
Commentaries
Comments on "War and Peace"193
The Proliferation of Modern Personnel Practices198
Introductory Remarks: Journey 7207
Journey 7.Literary Methods and Organization Science: Reflection on "When the Sleeper Wakes"210
Commentaries
Stories of Mike Armstrong and the Idea of Exemplary Research227
Escaping the Inherent Conservatism of Empirical Organizational Research233
Part II.Lessons from the Journeys
Themes and Variations: An Examination of the Exemplars243
Beyond Exemplars: Some Reflections on the Meaning and Practice of Research in the 1990s270
AppendixExemplars of Organizational Research--Nominations295
References299
About the Authors313

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