Research Overview and Theoretical Contributions

Vickers, David Andrew orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-7220-8789 (2020) Research Overview and Theoretical Contributions. In: Inside Management. Springer, pp. 7-29. ISBN 978-3-030-61934-3

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This chapter outlines the ontological and epistemological positioning of this book and then explores the at-home ethnographic methods employed in this book and the underpinning literature (e.g., Alvesson, Methodology for close up studies—struggling with closeness and closure. Higher Education, 46 (2), 167–193, 2003; At-home ethnography: Struggling with closeness and closure. In S. Ybema, D. Yanow, H. Wels, & F. Kamsteeg (Eds.), Organizational ethnography: Studying the complexity of everyday life (pp. 156–174). London: Sage, 2009; Punch, The politics and ethics of fieldwork. Beverly Hills: Sage, 1986; Van Maanen, Ethnography as work: Some rules of engagement. Journal of Management Studies, 48(1), 218–234, 2011; Vickers, At-home ethnography: a method for practitioners. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 14 (1), 10–26, 2019). The book then gives an overview of Actor-Network Theory (ANT) (e.g., Latour, Reassembling the social. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005) and Strategy-as-Practice (SasP) (e.g., Whittington, Strategy as practice. Long Range Planning, 29 (5), 731–735, 1996) and explores the wider theoretical contributions of the book.

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