Management Decision: Volume 44 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Qualitative methods in management research

Guest Editors: Catherine Cassell

Qualitative methods in management research: an introduction to the themed issue

Catherine Cassell, Anna Buehring, Gillian Symon, Phil Johnson

The purpose of the paper is to introduce the themed issue about qualitative research in the business and management field


Qualitative research in management: addressing complexity, context and persona

Evert Gummesson

To contribute to improved research practices by addressing three key realities in management research, all being largely disregarded by research: complexity, context and…


More than a numbers game: qualitative research in accounting

Bill Lee, Christopher Humphrey

The purpose of the paper is to outline the development of academic research in the discipline of accounting, paying particular attention to the important contribution made…


A biographical approach to researching entrepreneurship in the smaller firm

Ian Fillis

The purpose of this paper is to consider the methodological limitations of existing dominant research paradigms in entrepreneurship research. In order to encourage the use…


Using qualitative research synthesis to build an actionable knowledge base

David Denyer, David Tranfield

The purpose of this paper is to address the qualitative synthesis and use of existing management research to inform management practice.


The role of communication and management support in a lean manufacturing implementation

J.M. Worley, T.L. Doolen

The purpose of this research is to investigate the role of management support in a lean implementation. The impact the lean implementation made on communication within the…


Talking about change: Understanding employee responses through qualitative research

Melanie Bryant

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the understanding that can be gained about employees' use of voice as a response to organisational change using qualitative…


Intransivities of managerial decisions: a grounded theory case

David Douglas

The purpose of this paper is to apply grounded theory methodology to report on an empirical case which develops emergent theories on the human complexities of managerial…


Meaning and context of participation in five European countries

Erna Szabo

The purpose of this paper is to summarise the findings of a qualitative cross‐cultural study of participation in managerial decision making.


The role and status of qualitative methods in management research: an empirical account

Catherine Cassell, Gillian Symon, Anna Buehring, Phil Johnson

The purpose of this paper is to present a piece of empirical work that investigates the current role and status of qualitative research within the management field.

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