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Journal Issue
Volume 2 Issue 2 / Jul 2003  pp47‑170

Editor: Arthur Money

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Conceptualising Participatory Action Research — Three Different Practices  pp47‑58

Stefan Cronholm, Göran Goldkuhl

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The Undergraduate Dissertation: Subject‑centred or Student‑centred?  pp59‑66

Tina Shadforth, Brendon Harvey

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Increasing business students' Confidence in Questioning the Validity and Reliability of their Research  pp67‑76

Teresa Smallbone, Sarah Quinton

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Multi‑perspective Management Research: Fusion or Confusion?  pp77‑84

Les Worrall

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Grounded Theory and the 'And' in Entrepreneurship Research  pp85‑94

David Douglas

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Using a Multimethod Approach to Research Enterprise Systems Implementations  pp95‑108

José Esteves, Joan Pastor

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Using the Glaserian Approach in Grounded Studies of Emerging Business Practices  pp109‑120

Walter Fernandez

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Issues in Online Focus Groups: Lessons Learned from an Empirical Study of Peer‑to‑Peer Filesharing System Users  pp121‑136

Jerald Hughes, Karl R. Lang

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Perspectives on Management Research Design and Orientation: Quandaries and Choices  pp137‑144

Beverley Jones

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss some of the quandaries or difficult choices that affect detailed research design as well as the 'big' orientations or paradigms that motivate studies in the field of business and management research. Many of these choices and decisions are now commonly assumed to be mere preferences, no longer worthy of debate. As in the case of whether to collect data that is say, more easily quantified than qualified. Or whether the demands of practice are incommensurable with those of the social sciences. Such oppositions and tensions are discussed here in the context of recent surveys of managerial work. 

 

Keywords: business and management research, credibility, incommensurability, quantitative, qualitative

 

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A Researcher's Dilemma ‑ Philosophical and Methodological Pluralism  pp145‑154

Karl Knox

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From PostGrad to Professional: Useful tips for choosing and executing a doctoral thesis  pp155‑160

Sam Lubbe

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Historiography — A Neglected Research Method in Business and Management Studies  pp161‑170

John O'Brien, Dan Remenyi, Aideen Keaney

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