Studying Organizational Symbolism

Author: Michael Owen Jones
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761902201
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Analyzing the way organizations work through the study of the symbols connected to them, this book will be of interest to anyone involved in organization studies. The author discusses the most obvious symbolic aspects of organizations - corporate logos, office sizes, use of titles - as well as focusing on the more subtle aspect of expressive forms of symbolism such as storytelling, institutional jargon and workplace personalization, among others. He carefully defines organizational symbolism and then explains the various methodologies that assist the researcher in documenting them. Finally, the author examines the symbolism inherent in doing research on organizations.

Case Study Methods

Author: Jacques Hamel
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506333885
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this introduction to understanding, researching and doing case studies in the social sciences, Hamel outlines several differing traditions of case study research including the Chicago School of Sociology, the anthropological case studies of Malinowski, and the French La Play school tradition. He shows how each developed, changed and has been practiced over time. Suggestions for the practice of case studies are made for the novice reader and an additional feature is the extensive bibliography on case study methods in social science to allow for further exploration of the topic.

Qualitative Research in the Study of Leadership

Author: Karin Klenke
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1785606506
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of qualitative methods in leadership research. The book equips leadership researchers at all levels with the knowledge to make informed choices of research strategies. The second edition features 50% new research and includes new developments in qualitative research methods.

A Companion to Qualitative Research

Author: Uwe Flick
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761973751
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A Companion to Qualitative Research draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice.

Modern Research Methods for the Study of Behavior in Organizations

Author: Jose M. Cortina
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135068453
Format: PDF
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The goal of the chapters in this SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series volume is to challenge researchers to break away from the rote application of traditional methodologies and to capitalize upon the wealth of data collection and analytic strategies available to them. In that spirit, many of the chapters in this book deal with methodologies that encourage organizational scientists to re-conceptualize phenomena of interest (e.g., experience sampling, catastrophe modeling), employ novel data collection strategies (e.g., data mining, Petri nets), and/or apply sophisticated analytic techniques (e.g., latent class analysis). The editors believe that these chapters provide compelling solutions for the complex problems faced by organizational researchers.

Qualitative Studies of Organizations

Author: John Van Maanen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761916956
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John Van Maanen introduces qualitative research through examples of its application in organizational research. Each article serves as an exemplar of well-written, substantively focused and theoretically relevant qualitative research. The articles represent a broad range of research styles, methods, topics and level of analysis, and the studies cover four areas of research: organizational process; groups in organizations; organizational identity and change; and the societal and institutional environment. Organizations studied include factories, churches, universities, engineering groups, fisheries, voluntary organizations, basketball teams and pop music recording firms.

Essential Guide to Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research

Author: Catherine Cassell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144622418X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Essential Guide to Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research is an excellent resource for students and researchers in the areas of organization studies, management research and organizational psychology, bringing together in one volume the range of methods available for undertaking qualitative data collection and analysis. The volume includes 30 chapters, each focusing on a specific technique. The chapters cover traditional research methods, analysis techniques, and interventions as well as the latest developments in the field. Each chapter reviews how the method has been used in organizational research, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using the method, and presents a case study example of the method in use. A list of further reading is supplied for those requiring additional information about a given method. The comprehensive and accessible nature of this collection will make it an essential and lasting handbook for researchers and students studying organizations.

Qualitative methods in organizational research

Author: Catherine Cassell
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9780803987692
Format: PDF
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If you're looking for a resource that clearly outlines practical techniques and methods for conducting qualitative research in organizational settings, then this is the book for you. Covering a diverse range of methods, this invaluable book focuses on qualitative approaches in practice. After considering the role and distinctive features of qualitative methods in organizations, the contributors outline a number of different approaches and techniques. The purpose, rationale, and context of each approach is described and guidelines on when and how they might be used are presented. Case examples illustrate costs and limits as well as advantages of each technique. A special feature of this volume is its attention to range and diversity: Alongside well-known methods such as interviewing, participant observation, and case studies, newer approaches like stakeholder analysis and tracer studies are included.