Case studies are one of the most popular approaches to business and management research. By bringing together research accounts from various research traditions, this collection is unique within the field. Over four volumes, the editors focus on central themes in the subject over time, before moving on to selected cases from positivist, interpretivist and critical approaches, and finishing with a look at traditions of the 'post'.
The set provides a highly accessible collection for anyone in business studies wishing to explore in depth and have readily available a sizeable number of case study accounts.
Volume One: Introduction to Central Themes in Case Study Research in Business
Volume Two: Positivist Case Study Research in Business
Volume Three: Interpretive and Critical Approaches to Case Studies in Business
Volume Four: Case Study Research from the Traditions of the Post and Beyond
Gabrielle Durepos, MA, lectures in Organizational Behaviour in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University.
VOLUME ONE: INTRODUCTION TO CENTRAL THEMES IN CASE STUDY RESEARCH IN BISINESS CLASSIC ARTICLES IN THE FOUNDING OF THE CASE STUDY TRADITION 'Case Study' in American Methodological Thought - Jennifer Platt Bibliographies - Stephane Dufour and Dominic Fortin Does Prediction Conflict with Individualization? - Lewis Lawes Memorandum Concerning a Proposed Research Technique - Robert Angell On Generalization from Limited Social Data - Frank Alexander Ross Culture Case Study and Ideal-Typical Method - Howard Becker With Special Reference to Max Weber The Quantification of Case Studies - Paul Lazarsfeld and W.S. Robinson A Clinical Case Study - Mervin Durea The Los Angeles Bureau of Power and Light - Martin Glaeser A Case Study of Public Ownership EARLY FORAYS IN BUSINESS Rubber - William Orton A Case Study The Influence of Interest Rates upon Entrepreneurial Decisions in Business - J. Franklin Ererbsole A Case Study Financial Control - Richard van Wagenen A Case Study Profit-Sharing under Collective Bargaining - Joseph Scanlon Three Case Studies The WP Club - Alvin Zander An Objective Case Study of a Group Studies in the Social Development of an Industrial Community (The Glacier Project) - Elliott Jaques I. Collaborative Group Methods in a Wage Negotiation Situation - Part One: Case Study The Case Study Method and the Establishment of Standards of Efficiency - Preston Lebreton Some Problems in Conceptualizing Organizational Climate - Chris Argyris A Case Study of a Bank DEBATES IN CASE STUDY RESEARCH Qualitative Data as an Attractive Nuisance - Matthew Miles The Problem of Analysis Some Limitations of the Case Method - Chris Argyris Experiences in a Management Development Program The Case Study Crisis - Robert Yin Some Answers The Harvard Business School Story - Ianna Contardo and Robin Wensley Avoiding Knowledge by Being Relevant The Possibility of the Testimony - Paolo Quattrone A Case for Case Study Research The Case Study as Disciplinary Convention - Rebecca Piekkari, Catherine Welch and Eriikka Paavilainen Evidence from International Business Journals Digging Archeology - Albert Mills and Jean Helms Mills Post-Positivist Theory and Archival Research in Case Study Development VOLUME TWO: POSITIVIST CASE STUDY RESEARCH IN BUSINESS A Process Model of Internal Corporate Venturing in a Major Diversified Firm - Robert Burgelman Governance, Entrepreneurship and Effectiveness - Monica Diochon Exploring the Link Keeping an Eye on the Mirror - Jane Dutton and Janet Dukerich The Role of Image and Identity in Organizational Adaptation Politics of Strategic Decision-Making in High-Velocity Environments - Kathleen Eisenhardt and L.J. Bourgeois III Toward a Mid-Range Theory Toward a Model of Venture Capital Investment Decision-Making - Vance Fried and Robert Hisrich Time and Transition in Work Teams - Connie Gersick Toward a New Model of Group Development Measuring Organizational Cultures - Geert Hofstede et al A Qualitative and Quantitative Study across 20 Cases How Consumers Consume - Douglas Holt A Typology of Consumption Practices International Sourcing and Supply Chain Stability - David Levy Explaining the Formation of International New Ventures - Patricia Phillips McDougall, Scott Shane and Benjamin Oviatt The Limits of Theories from International Business Research SMEs and CSR - David Murillo and Josep Lozano An Approach to CSR in Their Own Words Toward an Understanding of Consumer Ambivalence - Cele Otnes, Tina Lowrey and L.J. Shrum Untangling the Relationship between Displayed Emotions and Organizational Sales - Robert Sutton and Anat Raphaeli The Case of Convenience Stores Corporate Codes of Ethics and Sales Force Behavior - William Weeks and Jacques Nantel A Case Study From Evangelism to General Service - Mayer Zald and Patricia Denton The Transformation of the YMCA The Value of the Voting Right - Luigi Zingales A Study of the Milan Stock-Exchange Experience VOLUME THREE: INTERPRETIVE AND CRITICAL APPROACHES TO CASE STUDIES IN BUSINESS On Studying Organizational Cultures - Andrew Pettigrew The Collapse of Sense-Making in Organizations - Karl Weick The Mann Gulch Disaster The Good, the Bad and the Ambivalent - Michael Pratt Managing Identification among Amway Distributors The Dark Side of Organizations - Diane Vaughan Mistake, Misconduct and Disaster Supermarkets and Culture Clash - Dvora Yanow The Epistemological Role of Metaphors in Administrative Practice The Bitter and the Sweet Evolving Constellations of Product Mix Management in a Confectionery Company - Paivi Eriksson and Keijo Rasanen The Accomplishment of School Administration - Peter Gronn Narrative, Life Story and Manager Identity - Tony Watson A Case Study in Autobiographical Identity Work The Role of Annual Reports in Gender and Class Contradictions at General Motors, 1917-1976 - Tony Tinker and Marilynn Neimark Managing Cultural Diversity - Lucy Taska and Dimitria Groutsis A Critical Realist Approach to Institutional Entrepreneurship - Bernard Leca and Philippe Naccache Engineering Humor - David Collinson Masculinity, Joking and Conflict in Shop-Floor Relations Change, Talk and Sense-Making - Amy Thurlow and Jean Helms Mills Towards a Critical Spirituality of Organization - Emma Bell Nick Leeson and the Collapse of Barings Bank - Ian Greener Sociotechnical Networks and the 'Rogue Trader' Labor and Social Legislation in the United States - David Jacobs Business Obstructionism and Accommodation Critical Realism in Case Study Research - Geoff Easton VOLUME FOUR: CASE STUDY RESEARCH FROM THE TRADITIONS OF THE POST AND BEYOND Gender Relations and Identity at Work - Mats Alvesson A Case Study of Masculinities and Femininities in the Advertising Industry Stories of the Storytelling Organization - David Boje A Postmodern Analysis of Disney as 'Tamara-Land' Accounting for the Dark Side of Corporate History - Charles Booth et al Organizational Culture Perspectives and the Bertelsmann Case Refusing to Be 'Me' - Joanna Brewis Entrepreneurial Identities - Laurie Cohen and Gill Musson Reflections from Two Case Studies The Managing of the (Third) World - Bill Cooke On Being a Professional in a 'Big Six' Firm - Christopher Grey Reflexivity in Organization and Management Theory - Cynthia Hardy, Nelson Phillips and Stewart Clegg A Study of the Production of the Research 'Subject' Networking as Knowledge Work - David Knights, Fergus Murray and Hugh Willmott A Study of Strategic Inter-Organizational Development in the Financial Services Industry Globalization, Post-Colonial Theory and Organizational Analysis - Brad Long and Albert Mills Lessons from the Rwanda Genocide The Emergence of New Global Institutions - Steve Maguire and Cynthia Hardy A Discursive Perspective Gendering Teamwork - Beverly Metcalfe and Alison Linstead Re-Writing the Feminine Representing Markets - Diego Rinallo and Francesca Golfetto The Shaping of Fashion Trends by French and Italian Fabric Companies Managing Managerial Identities - Stefan Sveningsson and Mats Alvesson Organizational Fragmentation, Discourse and Identity Struggle The Labour of Aesthetics and the Aesthetics of Organization - Anne Witz, Chris Warhurst and Dennis Nickson Diversity in the Lean Automobile Factory - Patrizia Zanoni Doing Class through Gender, Disability and Age