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Author Marschan-Piekkari, Rebecca, 1967-

Title Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research
Published Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., 2011
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Description 1 online resource (576 pages)
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; PART I Past, present and future of case studies in international business and international management research; 1. Pluralism in international business and international management research: making the case; 2. The career of a case researcher: an interview with Christopher Bartlett; 3. Fifty years of case researchin in ternational business:the power of outliers and black swans; 4. The view from the editorial office: an interview with Pervez Ghauri; PART II Multiple paradigms for theorizing
5. Critical realism and case studies in international business research6. 'There is no alternative' -- or is there? A critical case study approach for international business research; 7. Sumantra's challenge: publish a theory -- testing case study in a top journal; 8. Using multiple case studies to generalize from ethnographic research; 9. Beyond the inductive myth: new approaches to the role of existing theory in case research; PART III Alternative case study designs; 10. Case selection in international business: key issues and common misconceptions; 11. Case selection informed by theory
12. Mixed-method case studies in international business research13. The single MNC as a research site; 14. When truth is the daughter of time: longitudinal case studies in international business research; 15. Theorizing process through punctuated longitudinal case study research; PART IV The potential of multiple data sources and analytical methods; 16. Blurring the boundaries between case analysis and ethnography: reflections on a hybrid approach to researching multinational corporations
17. On a clear day you can see for ever:taking a holistic approach to ethnographic case studies in international business18. Digging Archaeology: postpositivist theory and archival research in case study development; 19. Watch what I do, not what I say: new questions for documents in international business case research; 20. Comparative historical analysis in international management research; PART V Taking account of diverse contexts; 21. Fleas on the backs of elephants: researching the multinational company; 22. International research teams and collective case studies: an abductive approach
23. How to use ethnographical case studies to decipher national cultures24. Doing case studies in China: two perspectives; 25. Conducting processual studies in transition economies: reflections on a case study; Index
Summary This important and original book places the case study in international business research in its historical context, critically evaluates current case study practices in the field and proposes a more pluralistic future for case research within international business and international management research. While the case study is the most popular qualitative research strategy in the field, only a narrow selection of possible approaches is currently used. IB and IM researchers typically rely on a case study approach that could be characterized as 'qualitative positivism'. The editors and contribu
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Subject International business enterprises -- Case studies.
International business enterprises -- Research.
International business enterprises -- Management.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Welch, Catherine, 1971-
ISBN 9780857933461