Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship (inbunden)
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Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship (inbunden)

Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship

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This expansive and practical Handbook introduces the methods currently used to increase the understanding of the usefulness and versatility of a systematic approach to qualitative research in entrepreneurship. It fills a crucial gap in the literature on entrepreneurship theory, and, just as importantly, illustrates how these principles and techniques can be appropriately and fruitfully employed. The Handbook is underpinned by the belief that qualitative research has the potential to charter hitherto unexplored waters in the field of entrepreneurship and thus contribute significantly to its further advancement. The contributors seek to assist entrepreneurship researchers in making more informed choices and designing more rigorous and sophisticated studies. They achieve this by providing concrete examples of research experiences and tangible 'how to' advice. By clarifying what these research methods entail, how they are currently being used and how they can be evaluated, this Handbook constitutes a comprehensive and highly accessible methodological toolbox. Dealing with both well-accepted qualitative approaches and lesser-known, rarer and more novel approaches to the study of entrepreneurship, this Handbook will be invaluable to those studying, researching and teaching entrepreneurship.
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'. . . the Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship is an important contribution to the field, and should be referenced in any paper using qualitative methodologies to investigate the entrepreneurial phenomenon.' -- Craig S. Galbraith, Journal of Enterprising Communities 'There is no hiding behind the ramparts of dry scholarship here. The credibility of the theory being spoken of is not the stuff of constructed proofs, but alignments of critical insight and utility. This is where qualitative work can make a difference to the field, and where this book makes its mark.'

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Edited by Helle Neergaard, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and John Parm Ulhoi, Professor in Organization and Management Theory, the Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, Denmark


Contents: Foreword Sara Carter Introduction: Methodological Variety in Entrepreneurship Research Helle Neergaard and John Parm Ulhoi PART I: CHOOSING A VEHICLE 1. The Entrepreneurship Paradigm (I) Revisited William D. Bygrave 2. Critical Realism: A Suitable Vehicle for Entrepreneurship Research? Richard Blundel 3. Researching Entrepreneurship as Lived Experience Henrik Berglund PART II: STARTING OUT AND GEARING UP 4. Ethnographic Methods in Entrepreneurship Research Bruce A. Johnstone 5. Building Grounded Theory in Entrepreneurship Research Markus M. Makela and Romeo V. Turcan 6. An Action Research Approach to Entrepreneurship Claire Leitch 7. Recognizing Meaning: Semiotics in Entrepreneurial Research Robert Smith and Alistair R. Anderson 8. Media Discourse in Entrepreneurship Research Leona Achtenhagen and Friederike Welter 9. A Foucauldian Framework for Discourse Analysis Helene Ahl PART III: GAINING SPEED 10. Sampling in Entrepreneurial Settings Helle Neergaard 11. Catching it as it Happens Ethel Brundin 12. Techniques for Collecting Verbal Histories Brian McKenzie 13. Using E-mails as a Source of Qualitative Data Ingrid Wakkee, Paula D. Englis and Wim During 14. The Scientification of Fiction Jesper Piihl, Kim Klyver and Torben Damgaard PART IV: WINDING DOWN AND ASSESSING THE RIDE 15. Assessing the Quality of Qualitative Research in Entrepreneurship Caroline Wigren 16. A Critical Realist Approach to Quality in Observation Studies Anne Bollingtoft 17. Daring to be Different: A Dialogue on the Problems of Getting Qualitative Research Published Robert Smith and Alistair R. Anderson 18. Avoiding a Strike-out in the First Innings Candida Brush Postscript: Unresolved Challenges? John Parm Ulhoi and Helle Neergaard Index