Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
The main text is:
Saunders, M.N.K. Lewis, P. and Thornhill,A. (2019): Research methods for business students. Pearson.
Additional readings on most topics can be found in:
Biggam, J. (2012), Succeeding with your Master’s Dissertation. A step-by-step handbook, Open University Press.
Creswell, J. W. (2018), Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches, 5th Edition, Sage
Denscombe, M. (2012),Research proposals : a practical guide, Open University Press
Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R. and Jackson, P.R. (2008), Management Research 3rd edition, London: Sage
Robson, C. (2002), Real World Research, 2nd Edition, Blackwell
Wallwork A. (2011), English for writing research papers Published by Springer
The following texts provide further readings in specialist areas:
- Hart, C (1998). Doing a literature review : releasing the social science research imagination. London: Sage Publications
- Jankowicz, A.D. (2000). Business research projects. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Thietart R.A. et al. (2001). Doing management research : a comprehensive guide. London. Sage Publications
- Wallace, M and Wray, A (2006), Critical reading and writing for postgraduates, Sage.
- Birkinshaw, J., Brannen, M. Y., and Tung, R. L. (2011). From a distance and generalizable to up close and grounded: Reclaiming a place for qualitative methods in international business research. Journal of International Business Studies, 42(5): 573-581.
- Denzin, N.K., and Lincoln, Y.S. (2000). Handbook of qualitative research. 2nd Edition, London: SAGE.
- Marschan-Piekkari, R. and C. Welch (eds) (2004), Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods for International Business, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Patton, M.Q. (2002), Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods, 3rd Edition, Thousand Oaks, London: Sage.
- Silverman, D. (2016), Qualitative research, 4th Edition, London: SAGE.
- Sutton, R.I. (1997). The virtues of closet qualitative research. Organization Science, 8: 97-106.
Case study Research
- Dyer, W.G. and. Wilkins, A.L (1991). Better stories, not better constructs, to generate better theory: A rejoinder to Eisenhardt, Academy of Management Review, 16 (3): 613-619.
- Eisenhardt, K.M. (1989). Building theories from case study research, Academy of Management Review, 14 (4): 532-550.
- Fletcher, M., Zhao, Y., Plakoyiannaki, E. and Buck, T. (2018). Three Pathways to Case Selection in International Business: A Twenty–Year Review, Analysis and Synthesis. International Business Review, 27(4):755-766.
- Piekkari, R. and Welch, C. (2011). Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Poulis K., Poulis, E., and Plakoyiannaki, E. (2013). The role of context in case selection: an International Business perspective, International Business Review, 22 (1), 304-314.
- Stake, R.E. (1995). The art of case study research. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
- Piekkari, R., Plakoyiannaki, E. & Welch, C (2010) ‘Good’ case research in industrial marketing: Insights from research practice. Industrial Marketing Management, 39: 109-117.
- Welch, C. Piekkari, R., Plakoyiannaki E. and Paavilainen-Mantymaki, E. (2011). Theorising from case studies: Towards a pluralist future for International Business research, Journal of International Business Studies, 42 (6), 740-762.
- Yin, R. (2018). Case Study Research and Applications: Design and Methods, Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, USA.
- Alvesson, M. (1993). Beyond neopositivists, romantics and localists: A reflexive approach to interviews in organizational research, Academy of Management Review, 23(1): 13-33.
- Boje, D. M. (2001). Narrative Methods for Organizational & Communication Research. Sage Publications Ltd: London.
- Huber, G. P. and Power, D. J. (1985). Retrospective reports of strategic-level managers: guidelines for increasing their accuracy. Strategic Management Journal, 6: 171–80.
- Kumar, N., Stern, N. and Anderson, J (1993). Conducting interorganizational research using key informants. Academy of Management Journal, 36(6): 1633-1651.
- Kvale, S. (1996). InterViews: An Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing, Thousand Oaks, Sage.
- Welch, C., Marschan-Piekkari, R., Penttinen, H. and Tahvanainen, M. (2002). Corporate elites as informants in qualitative international business research, International Business Review, 11(5): 611-628.
- Welch, C. and Piekkari, R. (2006), ‘Crossing language boundaries: qualitative interviewing in international business’, Management International Review, 46(4), 417-437.
- Spradley, J. (2016). Participant Observation, Waveland Pr Inc; Reissue edition.
- Kathleen M. DeWalt (2010). Participant Observation: A Guide for Fieldworkers, AltaMira Press; Second Edition edition.
- Welch, C. (2000). The archaeology of business networks: The use of archival records in case study research, Journal of Strategic Marketing, 8: 197-208.
Qualitative Data Analysis
- Dubois, A. and Gadde, L-E. (2002). Systematic Combining: An Abductive approach to case research, Journal of Business Research, 55, 553-560.
- Gioia, D., Corley K. G. and Hamilton, A. (2013). Seeking Qualitative Rigor in Inductive Research, Organizational Research Methods, 16 (1), 15-31.
- Miles, M. and Huberman, A.M. (1984). Qualitative data analysis: a sourcebook of new methods. London: SAGE.
- Sinkovics, R.R., Elfriede, P. and Ghauri, P. (2005). Analysing textual data in international marketing research, Qualitative Research and International Journal, 8 (1): 9-38.
- Spiggle, S. (1994). Analysis and interpretation of qualitative data in consumer research, Journal of Consumer Research, 2: 491-503.
This list was last updated on 11/03/2021