Doing Exemplary Research / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803939097
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/7/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Introduction 1
Part I. Doing Exemplary Research: Seven Journeys
Introductory Remarks: Journey 1 19
Journey 1. Obsession and Naivete in Upstate New York: A Tale of Research 22
The Culture of Social Science Research 36
Comment on "Cultures of Culture" 43
Introductory Remarks: Journey 2 49
Journey 2. Time and Transition in My Work on Teams: Looking Back on a New Model of Group Development 52
Researchers Are Not Cats--They Can Survive and Succeed by Being Curious 65
Time and Transitions 73
Introductory Remarks: Journey 3 79
Journey 3. From Loose Coupling to Environmental Jolts 82
Jolts as a Synopsis of Organizational Studies 99
Embedded Metaphors and Organizational Ironies as Research Tools 105
Introductory Remarks: Journey 4 113
Journey 4. How We Untangled the Relationship Between Displayed Emotion and Organizational Sales: A Tale of Bickering and Optimism 115
Out of the Tangled Thicket: Persistence in the Face of Failed Conventional Wisdom 129
Do Smiles Lead to Sales? Comments on the Sutton/Rafaeli Study 136
Introductory Remarks: Journey 5 143
Journey 5. Resolving a Scientific Dispute with Dr. Miriam Erez: Genesis, Process, Outcome, and Reflection 146
Reflections on the Latham/Erez/Locke Study 155
Reflections on the Latham/Erez/Locke Study 165
Comments on the Latham/Erez/Locke Study 167
Experiments as Reforms 173
Introductory Remarks: Journey 6 179
Journey 6. Making War and Peace 182
Comments on "War and Peace" 193
The Proliferation of Modern Personnel Practices 198
Introductory Remarks: Journey 7 207
Journey 7. Literary Methods and Organization Science: Reflection on "When the Sleeper Wakes" 210
Stories of Mike Armstrong and the Idea of Exemplary Research 227
Escaping the Inherent Conservatism of Empirical Organizational Research 233
Part II. Lessons from the Journeys
Themes and Variations: An Examination of the Exemplars 243
Beyond Exemplars: Some Reflections on the Meaning and Practice of Research in the 1990s 270
Appendix Exemplars of Organizational Research--Nominations 295
References 299
About the Authors 313
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