This is an invaluable collection of reflections and experiences from world-class researchers undertaking Critical Management Studies (CMS).
The editors and contributors reflect on ethics and reflexivity in critical management research, and explore the identity of the critical researcher both as an individual and working within collaborative projects. Using contemporary accounts from those engaged in real world fieldwork they outline what critical management is, and explore its relationship to management research.
The book discusses the implications of critical management when:
Developing research questions
Managing research relationships
Using various methods of data collection
Writing accounts of your research, findings and analysis.
Grounded in practical problems and processes this title sets out and then answers the challenges faced by critical researchers doing research in organization and management studies.
Emma Jeanes is based at Exeter University, and is affiliated to Lund University. Her research interests include the experiences of work, gender, discrimination, ethics, reflexivity, and the distinctions between work and life `outside' of (paid) work. She takes an historical, sociological and philosophical approach to her research. Tony Huzzard is Professor of Organisation Studies at the Department of Business Administration, Lund University and is also Visiting Professor at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. He has researched and published widely on organisational development, work organisation and industrial relations. His current research interests are diverse including corporate governance and work organisation, process organising in health care and the branding of business schools.
Introduction - Emma Jeanes and Tony Huzzard Approaching the field Problematization meets mystery creation: Generating new ideas and findings through assumption challenging research - Mats Alvesson and Jorgen Sandberg Researcher collaboration: Learning from experience - Emma Jeanes, Bernadette Loacker and Martyna Sliwa In the field Critical ethnographic research: Negotiations, influences, and interests - Daniel Nyberg and Helen Nicholson Critical action research - Tony Huzzard and Yvonne Johansson Doing research in your own organization: Being native, going stranger - Mathias Skrutkowski Critical and compassionate interviewing: Asking until it makes sense - Susanne Ekman Critical Netnography: Conducting critical research online - Jon Bertilsson Out of the field Motifs in the methods section: Representing the qualitative research process - Karen Lee Ashcraft and Catherine S. Ashcraft Thickening thick descriptions: Overinterpretations in critical organizational ethnography - Peter Svensson Conceptually grounded analysis: The elusive facticity and ethical upshot of `Organization' - Hugh Willmott Writing: What can be said, by who, and where? - Martin Parker Conclusion: Reflexivity, ethics and the researcher - Emma Jeanes and Tony Huzzard