By Rebecca Piekkari, Catherine Welch
This crucial and unique publication severely evaluates case research practices and demands a extra pluralistic destiny for case learn in foreign company (IB) and foreign administration (IM).
IB and IM researchers mostly depend on a case research strategy that may be characterised as qualitative positivism . The editors and participants glance past this disciplinary conference and inspire pluralism in IB and IM case study. Their key argument is that elevated knowledge of the present disciplinary conference and its barriers raises the opportunity of theoretical perception and methodological versatility in case learn.
The contributions offer serious, novel and cutting edge views at the case examine. The booklet bargains notion to case authors, and is an authoritative methodological reference for reviewers of case examine.
Contributors include: P. Ahonen, P. Almond, P.H. Andersen, S. Blazejewski, M.Y. Brannen, T. greenback, E. Clark, T. Colling, P. d Iribarne, T. Edwards, J. Erland Lervik, M. Fletcher, L. Hurmerinta, R.J. Jensen, M. Johanson, H. Kragh, A.J. turbines, J.H. turbines, R. Mir, F. Moore, R. Morais, M. Nojonen, N. Nummela, R. Piekkari, E. Plakoyiannaki, A. Saka-Helmhout, A. Salmi, A. Soulsby, G. Szulanski, H. Tan, J. Tienari, E. Vaara, C. Welch, A. Wright
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Because for me, even in the doctoral days, I started working at the same time as a research associate developing classroom material, so I was learning a craft that would support me as a teacher as well as a researcher. That internal motivation was powerful and, even though today I’m emeritus, right now I have four cases that I’m working on because I love doing what I’m doing. There’s also pride involved. My cases have sold over three million copies, which is more than anyone else ever has through Harvard.
They term this an ‘aggregated strategy’. In Chapter 13, Jon Erland Lervik shows how three different research designs – the single-N, small-N and large-N designs – can be used to capture the same phenomenon, namely the multinational corporation (MNC). In this way he powerfully challenges the widespread assumption that the ‘case’ always equals the firm. Lervik contributes to the diversity of available research designs for case researchers by outlining the three established alternatives. Moreover, he introduces an additional design that bridges mixed methods and the single-N case design.
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Rethinking the case study in international business and management research by Rebecca Piekkari, Catherine Welch