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Conducting Case Study Research for Business and Management Students

Conducting Case Study Research for Business and Management Students

First Edition

November 2017 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

In Case Study Research, Bill Lee and Mark Saunders describe the properties of case study designs in organizational research, exploring the uses, advantages and limitations of case research. They also demonstrate the flexibility that case designs offer, and challenges the myths surrounding this approach. 

Ideal for Business and Management students reading for a Master’s degree, each book in the series may also serve as reference books for doctoral students and faculty members interested in the method.

Part of SAGE’s Mastering Business Research Methods Series, conceived and edited by Bill Lee, Mark N. K. Saunders and Vadake K. Narayanan and designed to support students by providing in-depth and practical guidance on using a chosen method of data collection or analysis.

1. Introduction to Case Studies
2. Understanding Case Studies
3. Basic Components of Case Studies
4. Conducting Case Studies
5. Examples of Orthodox & Emergent Case Studies
6. Conclusions

Bill Lee

Bill Lee is a professor of accounting at Sheffield University Management School. He helped establish communities aimed at advancing understanding of research methods as inaugural secretary of the British Academy of Management’s Research Methodology special interest group and inaugural chair of the European Academy of Management Research Methods and Research Practice strategic interest group. He led the establishment of the “Methodology Matters” section of the European Management Review. His work has appeared in journals such as Accounting Forum, British Accounting Review, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, International Journal of... More About Author

Mark N. K. Saunders

Mark N. K. Saunders is a professor of Business Research Methods and director of PhD Programmes at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. His research interests include research methods, in particular participant selection and methods for understanding intraorganizational relationships, trust and organizational learning, and small business success. He has published in journals such as British Journal of Management, Field Methods, Human Performance, Human Relations, Journal of Small Business Management, Management Learning, Social Science and Medicine, and Annals of Tourism Research. He has coauthored a number of books... More About Author

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