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Autoethnography and Organization Research

Reflections from Fieldwork in Palestine

  • First book devoted to the method of autoethnography targeted towards business school audiences

  • Offers several empirical and grounded examples of how autoethnography is practiced

  • Written by a leading qualitative methodologist in the field of management


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ajnesh Prasad
    Pages 1-8
  3. Ajnesh Prasad
    Pages 9-41
  4. Ajnesh Prasad
    Pages 59-86
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 93-109

About this book


As a method for empirical inquiry, autoethnography has gained much purchase among business school academics. This book offers exemplars of how autoethnography can be leveraged to study myriad organization and management phenomena.  Drawing on his own fieldwork in Palestine, the author engages with several timely questions including: What are the ethical implications of pursuing organization research at neo-colonial spaces?  How should we account for the 'Other' when studying in ideologically fraught sites?  And, how should we write so as to capture the spirit of autoethnography?  In sum, this seminal text highlights the benefits of autoethnography in business school research.


organization studies critical management studies ethics methodological approaches qualititative research

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Royal Roads UniversityVictoriaCanada

About the authors

Ajnesh Prasad holds the Canada Research Chair at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Autoethnography and Organization Research
  • Book Subtitle Reflections from Fieldwork in Palestine
  • Authors Ajnesh Prasad
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-05098-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-05099-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 109
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organization
    Research Methodology
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