The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Research Methods provides a rich resource for organizational researchers, locating the technical aspects of organizational research in the wider context of the relevant personal, epistemological, theoretical, historical, ethical, and political issues. David Buchanan and Alan Bryman have gathered together many of the world's leading writers on theory, method, and analysis in organizational research and have made this the most comprehensive and cutting-edge volume in this ever-growing field.
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About the Author
Alan Bryman is Professor of Organizational and Social Research, School of Management, University of Leicester, UK.
Table of Contents
The Organizational Research Context: Properties and Implications - David A Buchanan and Alan BrymanPART ONE: DILEMMAS: THE SHIFTING CONTEXT OF ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCHOrganizational Research as Alternative Ways of Attending to and Talking about Structures and activities - Stanley DeetzInterpretivism in Organizational Research: On Elephants and Blind Researchers - Dvora Yanow and Sierk YbemaCritical Methodology in Management and Organization Research - Mats Alvesson and Karen Lee AshcraftResearch Ethics: Regulations and Responsibilities - Emma Bell and Edward Wray-BlissRhetoric and Evidence: The Case of Evidence-Based Management - Mark LearmonthPART TWO: AGENDAS: THE BROADENING FOCUS OF ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCHLeadership Research: Traditions, Developments and Current Directions - Michael D Mumford et alEndless Crossroads: Debates, Deliberations and Disagreements on Studying Organizational Culture - Pushkala Prasad and Anshuman PrasadDoing Power Work - Stewart CleggThe Deinstitutionalization of Institutional Theory?: Exploring Divergent Agendas in Institutional Research - Robert J David and Alex B BitektineMethodological Issues in Researching Institutional Change - Roy Suddaby and Royston GreenwoodJob Satisfaction in Organizational Research - Alannah E Rafferty and Mark A GriffinStudying organizational populations over time - Glenn R Carroll et al'Do You Do Beautiful Things?' Aesthetics and Art in Qualitative Methods of Organization Studies - Antonio StratiFeminist Perspectives on Gender in Organizational Research: What Is and Yet to Be - Marta Calás and Linda SmircichResearching Work and Institutions through Ethnographic Documentaries - John S HassardPART THREE: STRATEGIES: APPROACHES TO ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCHCraving for Generality and Small-N Studies: A Wittgensteinian Approach towards the Epistemology of the Particular in Organization and Management Studies - Haridimos TsoukasImplications of Research Design Options for the Validity of Inferences Derived from Organizational Research - Eugene F Stone-RomeroCross-Cultural Comparative Studies and Issues in International Research Collaboration - Mark F PetersonCommon Method Variance or Measurement Bias?: The Problem and Possible Solutions - Paul E Spector and Michael T BrannickCollaborative Research: Renewing Action and Governing Science - Jean-Louis Denis and Pascale LehouxGrounded Theory Perspectives in Organizational Research - Christina GouldingArchival Research in Organizations in a Digital Age - Michael MossStudying Processes In and Around Organizations - Ann LangleyCritical Realism: Philosophy, Method, or Philosophy in Search of a Method? - Michael I ReedPART FOUR: METHODS: DATA COLLECTION IN ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCHResponse Rates and Sample Representativeness: Indentifying Contextual Response Drivers - Timothy R Hinkin and Brooks C HoltomComparative Case Study Designs: Their Utility and Development in Organizational Research - Louise Fitzgerald and Sue DopsonConversation Analysis in Organizational Research - David GreatbatchInterviews in Organizational Research - Catherine CassellMixed Methods in Organizational Research - Alan BrymanResearch Designs for Realist Research - Stephen AckroydDiscourse Analysis in Organizational Research: Methods and Debates - Nelson Phillips and Maria Laura Di DomenicoVisual Methods in Organizational Research - Samantha WarrenNarrative and Stories in Organizational Research: an Exploration of Gendered Politics in Research Methodology - Carl Rhodes and Alison PullenEthnography in Organizational Settings - Gary Alan Fine, Calvin Morrill and Sharmi SurianarainFrom Modern Times to Syriana: Feature Films as Research Data - John S Hassard and David A BuchananMeasurement in the Organizational Sciences: Conceptual and Technological Advances - Charles A Scherbaum and Adam W MeadeMaking Visible the Hidden: Researching 'off-the-Books' Work - Colin C Williams and Monder RamProducing a Systematic Review - David Denyer and David TranfieldOrganizational Autoethnography - Ken Parry and Maree BoylePART FIVE: CONCLUSION: THE FUTURE OF ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCHThe Present and Futures of Organizational Research - Alan Bryman and David A Buchanan