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Handbook of qualitative research methods for family business

Author: Alfredo De Massis; Nadine Kammerlander
Publisher: Northampton : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020.
Series: Handbooks of research methods in management series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This indispensable Handbook provides a timely and comprehensive guide to the methodological challenges of qualitative research in family business. Written by an international, multidisciplinary team of experts in the field, the Handbook takes a hands-on approach, offering valuable insights into a range of methods and related questions. Providing practical guidance based on the experiences of senior researchers, as  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfredo De Massis; Nadine Kammerlander
ISBN: 9781788116459 1788116453 9781788116442 1788116445
OCLC Number: 1171049375
Description: 1 online resource (456 pages).
Contents: Contents:List of contributors viiForeword by Roy Suddaby xForeword by Professor Trish Reay xii1 Frequently asked questions in qualitative family business research and someguidelines to avoid risky paths 1Nadine Kammerlander and Alfredo De Massis PART I TRENDS AND PROSPECTS IN FAMILY BUSINESSQUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS2 Qualitative research in family business: methodological insights to leverageinspiration, avoid data asphyxiation and develop robust theory 25Evelyn Micelotta, Vern L. Glaser and Gabrielle Dorian 3 Full-cycle research in family business contexts: combining qualitative casestudies and quantitative methods 48Kimberly D. Elsbach and Ishita Ghai 4 Ethnography: a much-advocated but underused qualitative methodologyin published accounts of family business research 72Denise Fletcher and Rocky Adiguna 5 Historical methods in family business studies 98Andrea Colli and Paloma Fernandez Perez PART II CASE STUDY RESEARCH6 The evolution of case study methodology in the study of family enterprises 125Giacomo Laffranchini and Frank Hoy 7 The case study in family business: current perspectives and suggestions forthe future 161Tanja Leppaaho, Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki, Katerina Kampouri andEriikka Paavilainen-Mantymaki 8 Religion and business families' philanthropic practices 191Navneet Bhatnagar, Pramodita Sharma and Kavil Ramachandran 9 How can qualitative research advance the understanding of family firms'internationalization? A multiple case study of family firms internationalizinginto China and India 208Claudia Pongelli and Andrea Calabro PART III USING NARRATIVE-BASED APPROACHES ANDINVESTIGATING INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS10 Mapping narratives in family business studies: a guideline for researchers 224Michela Floris, Cinzia Dessi and Angela Dettori 11 Growth through innovation and internationalization: exploring the role offamily business identity through narrative analysis 248Alexandra Dawson, Maria Jose Parada Balderrama and Alberto GimenoSandig 12 Illuminating the space between: investigating interpersonal relationships infamily firms through qualitative inquiry 270Matthias Waldkirch PART IV ALTERNATIVE METHODS AND METHODOLOGIES13 Reasons, opportunities and methods for a visual analysis of organizationaltensions in family business 284Mara Brumana, Attilia Ruzzene and Katerina Vasilevska 14 The fsQCA method in family business research 304Daniel Pittino, Francesca Visintin and Giancarlo Lauto 15 Treating non-family managers like family: new insights from a re-analysis ofpre-existing qualitative interview data 321Jennifer E. Jennings, Albert E. James and Elizabeth A. Tetzlaff 16 Research methods on emotions in family business 351Rania Labaki PART V PUBLISHING QUALITATIVE FAMILY BUSINESS RESEARCHAND ADDRESSING PRACTICAL ISSUES17 Why do so many qualitative studies of family businesses get rejected?Confessions of a recovering associate editor of the Family Business Review 390W. Gibb Dyer 18 Engaging practitioners in qualitative family business research: an engagedscholarship approach 399Judith van Helvert-Beugels, Mattias Nordqvist and Leif Melin 19 Bridging communication, building trust: the art and science of gettingaccess to informants and preparing them for in-depth qualitative inquiry 418Leilanie Mohd Nor and Mohar YusofIndex 427
Series Title: Handbooks of research methods in management series
Responsibility: edited by Alfredo De Massis and Nadine Kammerlander.


Featuring reflective discussion on how to craft insightful, rigorous studies, the Handbook will increase scholars' confidence in using qualitative methods in their own research, from traditional case  Read more...


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