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Journal of Organizational Ethnography, vol. 2 no. 2
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ISSN: 2046-6749

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Journal of Organizational Ethnography, vol. 3 no. 1
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ISSN: 2046-6749

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Journal of Organizational Ethnography, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2046-6749

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Publication date: 20 April 2012

Dvora Yanow

The purpose of this paper is to take account of organizational ethnography in its historical and methodological context, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Journal

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The purpose of this paper is to take account of organizational ethnography in its historical and methodological context, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Journal of Organizational Ethnography.

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This essay brings together some current issues and concerns in one form of “marked” ethnography.

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This essay touches on the questions: what is organizational ethnography and why is it re‐emerging now?; and on related questions, on its way to engaging some of the key methodological issues in organizational ethnography that today merit attention.

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The paper may be of value to readers who are interested in the method and in one researcher's conceptual‐methodological take on it.

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Journal of Organizational Ethnography, vol. 1 no. 1
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ISSN: 2046-6749

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Publication date: 21 August 2009

Dvora Yanow

The purpose of this paper is to assess the myths and challenges in the field of organizational ethnography and methodological angst.

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The purpose of this paper is to assess the myths and challenges in the field of organizational ethnography and methodological angst.

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This paper is initially written as an invited keynote address for the 3rd Annual Joint Symposium on “Current Developments in Ethnographic Research in the Social and Management Sciences” (University of Liverpool Management School and Keele University Institute for Public Policy and Management, Liverpool, September 3‐5, 2008). It explores what might be distinctive about organizational ethnography and how that might be different from “anthropological” ethnography. In particular, it engages a kind of collective methodological performance anxiety among organizational studies scholars without formal training in anthropology who do ethnographic research.

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The paper argues that it is time to be explicit about a variety of forms of professional angst that many ethnographic researchers within organizational studies carry which have not been discussed.

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The paper is of value to those willing to consider the myths and challenges that need engaging and perhaps uprooting and casting off.

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Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5648

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Publication date: 1 March 2011

Elizabeth Ben-Ishai

I explore Bevir’s approach to interpretive social science and its implications for his study of governance. I make two arguments: one methodological and one substantive…

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I explore Bevir’s approach to interpretive social science and its implications for his study of governance. I make two arguments: one methodological and one substantive. First, I argue that we should think of the philosophy of interpretive social science as necessarily tied to some chosen method of recovering knowledge, be it local or expert knowledge. Without such a recovery of knowledge, interpretive analysis of local reasoning is impossible. Second, I argue that the recovery of not only expert knowledge - Bevir's primary focus - but also the local knowledge of citizens who are affected by these reforms, ought to play a central role in our understanding of governance.

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International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior, vol. 14 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1093-4537

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Journal of Organizational Ethnography, vol. 3 no. 1
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ISSN: 2046-6749

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Publication date: 3 June 2014

Barbara Simpson

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Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, vol. 9 no. 2
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ISSN: 1746-5648

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Publication date: 13 July 2015

John Boswell and Jack Corbett

Turning laborious ethnographic research into stylized argumentative prose for academic consumption is a painstaking craft. The purpose of this paper is to revisit this…

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Turning laborious ethnographic research into stylized argumentative prose for academic consumption is a painstaking craft. The purpose of this paper is to revisit this perennial issue, and extend a claim the authors have made elsewhere about the inevitably impressionistic, rather than the oft-claimed “systematic”, nature of this task.

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The authors draw and reflect on their own experiences of conducting and navigating across political science, ethnography and interpretation in order to justify and uphold the benefits of impressionism.

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The authors argue that the impressionistic account of writing up fieldwork has important implications for these diverse disciplinary terrains.

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The authors develop an argument as to how and why an appreciation of this craft’s impressionistic nature can affect how the authors go about creating, evaluating and ultimately thinking about ethnographic research in foreign disciplines like political science.

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Journal of Organizational Ethnography, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2046-6749

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Publication date: 18 December 2020

Marcelo Bispo

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Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, vol. 15 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5648

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